Eating contests rank among the most controversial types of competitions in the world. While many people and all medical associations find these contests extremely disgusting and dangerous to human health, there are still a lot of those who enjoy it – watching or even competing. While some of the eating contests such as the legendary Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest have been around for decades, new speed eating disciplines are created every year. From the most delicious eating contests (such as the World Ice Cream Eating Championship) to the most bizarre such as the Donkey penis eating contest, these are 25 Craziest Eating Contests From Around The World.
Oyster Eating World Championship
Held every June in New Orleans, Louisiana, the Oyster Eating World Championship is a speed eating contest in which participants compete for a cash price (1.000 dollars for the winner). In 2011, Pat Bertoletti set a Louisiana state record by eating 468 oysters in 8 minutes.
World Garlic Eating Competition
The World Garlic Eating Competition is held in Chideock, Dorset County, Southwestern England. In 2014, David Greenman won the contest by chomping 33 raw cloves of Iberian garlic in 60 seconds.
World Nettle Eating Championship
Another crazy eating contest held in Dorset, the World Nettle Eating Championship is a competition in which participants chew their way through nettle leaves. The winner is the contestant who has stripped and eaten the leaves from the greatest number of the 2-feet (60 cm) stalks.
International Kimchi Eating Championship Chowdown
If you like kimchi (Korean national dish), you may consider participating at the International Kimchi Eating Championship Chowdown held in Koreatown, Chicago, Illinois. To break the current record, you will have to eat more than 8.5 pounds (3.86 kg) of this delicacy in 6 minutes.
The World Slugburger Eating Championship
To join this crazy-sounding contest, you have to set out to Corinth, Mississippi. But don’t worry, you will not be eating slugs. Slugburger is a unique burger based on a deep-fried beef and soy meal patty dressed with onions, pickles and mustard. To break the current world record, you will have to eat at least 44 slugburgers in 10 minutes.