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The Egg King

Posted in food with tags , , , , , on May 5, 2008 by uglydudefood

Musician/author Dan Bern has posted a new short-short on his MySpace blog about intense training for an egg-eating contest.

An excerpt:

Still. Perhaps there is a natural human response, so far unknown to me, that kicks in when you are absolutely stuffing yourself. Maybe 10,000 years ago you found food sporadically, and when you did, you had to eat like you might not eat for another three weeks. Maybe gorging yourself is as much a survival skill as running fast, or throwing a spear. Maybe in the early part of the 21st century, competitive eating rightfully joins the more traditional track and field events as a test of spirit and survival. Maybe some of that is still lurking in my genetic core.

Click here to check out the whole thing.

It turns out that the Fiesta Hard-boiled Egg-Eating Contest is very much a real thing.  Did Dan Bern really participate?  Is his tome true?  We may never know, but the reading is well worth it.