overeat and possibly die. At the least, this would promote and increase obesity. With your helpwe can lower the popularity of food eating contests and save lives.
Chen was participating in his school’s annual food eating competition.
He startedchoking while eating a steamed bun. Little did he know that the food eating contest he was apartof would be the last thing he ever did. This death could have been prevented if his schooloutlawed food eating competitions (Wang). Is a Nintendo Wii so amazing that one should risk their life to obtain one? Jennifer Strange took this risk on a radio station and entered a water drinking/ urine holding contest called
“Hold Your Wee for a Wii”.
Unfortunately, she lost the contest, but even more unfortunate, shedied the next day from having drunk too much water. This fatal outcome is known as water intoxication. Competitive eaters train by drinking large quantities of water, and each time thisoccurs, there is a chance that water intoxication could happen. Without food eatingcompetitions, no one would have to drink large amounts of water and threaten their lives just towin a Wii (Saltzman).Even contestants, who are entering food eating contests (not water drinking contests),train their bodies by consuming large quantities of water, increasing the likelihood of water intoxication (Albers). Something as healthy for the body, as water, can be a poison if over consumed. An imbalance in electrolytes, from over consuming, can result in cell swelling. Inthe brain, the pressure of the swelling cells can lead to blood flow interruption. The pressure can
also affect the brain stem, lead to seizures, brain damage, and, in Jennifer’s case, death (Smith).
The latest death was just last year. Edward Archbold, of Florida, died participating in acockroach and worm eating contest. The contest was to see who could eat the most bugs in afour minute period, and the prize, an exotic python (Whigham II). The citizens of his county