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Conor ChambersMs. CarusoEnglish 1102March 20, 2013CAP Letter 
Memo
: This letter is written to deans of different universities to convince them to sidewith my cause of banning food eating competitions on their campuses. Hopefully the
introduction will grab the reader’s attention and want them to continue reading until the end.
Asthe letter is being read, the reader should try to make connections, for example if they haveexperienced a time where they partook in a food eating competition and they felt sick afterwards.In addition, before reading this, they should understand how dangerous food eating competitionscan be, as proven with deaths caused by them.
Article responded to
: Protesting Nathan's Hot Dog Eating ContestAlbers, Susan, Psy.D. "Protesting Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest."
Confort Cravings
.Psychology Today, 3 July 2010. 12 March 2013.<http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/comfort-cravings/201007/protesting-nathans-hot-dog-eating-contest>.
 
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Dear Sir or Madam,A university has a responsibility to protect their students. Are you putting your studentsat risk? Are you putting the university at risk?It has been brought to my attention that your university participates in food eatingcompetitions. These competitions, though seemingly harmless, can have dire consequences.There have been 17 documented deaths, (see attachment, pg. 6), dating from 1983 to 2012,
which have resulted from this “harmless fun.”
Donuts, marshmallows, chicken wings, bread,cupcakes, pancakes, noodles, hot dogs, dumplings, and bugs, to plain old water have all lead tothese untimely early deaths (ojrifkin).Chen, a 23 year old Taiwan student, died participating in a steamed-bun eating contest(partysugar).He was just one of the 60 students, split into 30 pairs, who competed in a contest toeat two steamed buns stuffed with egg and cheese. The team who had the quickest time received$2,000. During the contest, Chen repeatedly vomited, fell unconscious, and died. Doctors believe he choked (Wang).Is a Nintendo Wii so amazing that one should risk their life to obtain one? Jennifer Strange took this risk aton a radio station and entered a
“harmless”
water drinking/ urine holding
contest called “Hold Your Wee for a Wii”.
The 28 year-old mother of three lost. Shecomplained of a headache after the contest and died from acute water intoxication the next day.Her family was awarded a $16.5 million settlement (Saltzman). Jennifer Strange participated ina water drinking contest and died from water intoxication (Saltzman). Both of these examplesare food eating competitions that have led to horrible deaths. I beg you not to allow foodcompetitions at your university to protect the lives of your students. Food competitions aredangerous and I fear that if you allow them at your campus, your student participants could
 
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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

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