Those dumpling were to die for!

by JRK 4 Replies latest jw friends

  • JRK

    KIEV (Reuters) - A 77-year-old Ukrainian man won a jar full of sour cream for coming first in a dumpling eating contest and then promptly died, local media reported on Wednesday.

    Ivan Mendel ate 10 dumplings in half a minute to win first place and a one-liter jar of sour cream in the contest held in the town of Tokmak in the southeastern Zaporizhya region on September 18, Fakty I Kommentarii newspaper said.

    Shortly afterwards, Mendel became unwell and died, according to local news websites.

    Dumplings, called "vareniki" in the former Soviet republic, are a staple of Ukrainian cuisine and are often stuffed with a range of fillings from mushrooms to cherries.

    (Reporting By Olzhas Auyezov, editing by Paul Casciato)

  • St George of England
    St George of England

    I've seen a few dumplings to die for, but I could only manage two.


  • talesin

    I was at a friend's place a few weeks ago, and they were watching Man vs Food. It's the same type of thing, and I told them that it wasn't entertaining for me to watch someone trying to eat themselves to death.

    It seems to me that gluttony is not something to be proud of ... these eating contests are ridiculous.

    I swear, I can see society becoming more and more like that of ancient Rome --- look at the TV shows,,, the above-mentioned Man vs Food, Wipeout, Fear Factor, Jersey Shore,,,, gluttony, revelling in watching others being violent, uggh, humans truly are the lowest of species when left unchecked.


  • Broken Promises
    Broken Promises

    I agree with you Talesin on those eating contests. I find them revolting!

  • sizemik

    TV Reality shows are a scourge in general. No script, no screenplay, no imagination and no actors to pay . . . bleech!

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