We haven't chronicled a food eating challenge in a while but in honor of Julian Robertson's recently announced bid for the yet uncreated role of Obesity Czar, it's only fitting we do so today. Although neither the volume nor the time allotment are in anyway difficult (50 items, 45 minutes) but the concept (the challenger must alternate Chicken McNuggets with Munchkins) appears somewhat disgusting. And, it's Robertson-approved, as it would make him a decent amount of coin based on his proposed "fat tax" and "sugar tax." Here what we know about he participant:
Male, 25 years old, 5'9", approximately 205 LBS. According to a colleague, "he was out drinking last night to 'stretch out the stomach' and he only had some fruit for breakfast today." He gets $1,000 if he wins.
11:42: 5 pieces down.
11:50: 16 pieces down. "He's starting to taunt."
11:56: Up to 26. Commentary: "pace slowing...looking less chipper."
12:00: 30 down. "Looking queasy."
12:06: 44 down.
12:17: 50 down, and went for an extra 3.
12:45 (Challenge over, just an FYI: "He's spite-ripping nuggets and munchkins and fuming about these comments.")