A student in Taiwan died just as he was about to win a competitive eating contest. The 23-year-old man vomited, passed out and died on Thursday during the "Big Stomach King" contest at Dayeh University in central Taiwan. School officials are not sure "why he died he was a a strong man." It seems that it may have been a case of eating too fast as opposed to eating too much. People have questioned the safety risks of competitive eating for many years and an event like this may be the sign that such contests need to be under greateer scrutiny. Truly a very sad, unnecessary way to die.
Friday, October 24, 2008