Call Him Mr. Potato Dead: Man Wins Dumpling-Eating Contest, Keels Over
|Dumplings to die for|
Still, I serve the following news with a heaping side dish of Told You So.
Last weekend, a 77-year-old man in the Ukraine won a dumpling-eating contest, consuming ten in 30 seconds -- and then promptly dropped dead.
The winner, Ivan Mendel, had just won his prize, a one-litre jar of sour cream, when he began to feel ill.I know. I'm asking the same question that you are. "The prize was a jar of sour cream?"
"The old man got sick and fell to the ground," an unnamed witness told Interfax news agency. "The ambulance arrived when he was already dead. The doctor said that he probably choked on vomit."
Amazingly, our satellite package at Gut Check International Headquarters includes the Ukrainian channel that was broadcasting the dumpling-eating contest. Watch exclusive footage of the tragedy after the jump. (Warning: It's not for the faint of heart.)