A man in Japan ordered 1,050 slices of bacon on his burger at Burger King. This guy ended up paying $85.82 for all that bacon. That's a lot of bacon--haha (pun intended)! He tried finishing it but failed. The article and video is here on the website Eater
People all over lately have been attempting to do crazy things with food, like the cinnamon challenge
. Adam from Man Vs. Food
, an addicting yet repulsive show on the Travel Channel, tracks down establishments that offer food challenges. These places offer prizes for guests who can finish an insane amount of food or down an inhumanely spicy dish. Food challenges and shows documenting such challenges are extremely popular. It seems that people like witnessing acts of gluttony or extreme eating. A milder food challenge I have encountered was when a guy at Cheeburger Cheeburger
finished a 20 ounce burger. The prize was his picture on the wall of other "winners". Think about it: a big steak at a restaurant is often half that amount. Adam from Man Vs. Food is about to attempt finishing a much larger plate of food in the photo below.
While I see the appeal of this, it also bothers me that the message is being sent out that overeating is a fun event. I'm not sure if I would attempt a food challenge like that, even for fun. It just seems abusive and dangerous to your health.What do you think about extreme acts of food consumption?