Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Sonya the black widow

I'm not sure whether to be bemused or amused -- this tiny 45kg (100lb) woman is a world-class competitive eater. Not just competitive, but one of the best in the world. Sonya Thomas makes a good case that eating is a matter of skill and training and reaction time, but still... the lady ate more than one tenth of her body weight in cheesecake in nine minutes!

There is something amazing and scary about somebody that small eating forty-four soft-shell lobsters in twelve minutes and sixty-five hard boiled eggs in six minutes forty seconds. That's almost a dozen eggs per minute. And forty six dozen oysters in ten minutes.

I'm torn between thinking Gross! and Cool!

Sonya's home page.

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