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Tim "Eater X' Janus Wins the Major League Eating Thanksgiving Day Competition

You Gotta Eat Food to Donate Food


You may have eaten a lot of food on Thanksgiving, but did you eat enough to feed ten people? Tim "Eater X" Janus did. In a strange publicity stunt aimed to draw attention to New York City's hungry, competitive eaters from around the globe gathered to see who could eat the most during a Thanksgiving battle. Janus pushed out his competitors — including hot dog champ Joey Chestnut — by chowing down on a 10-lb. turkey, 4 lbs. of mashed potatoes, 3 lbs. of cranberry sauce, and 2.5 lbs. of beans. The event raised $6,000 — enough for 30,000 meals — for the Food Bank of New York City. The week prior, the league donated $4,000 to Second Harvest food bank.

On one hand it's fantastic to see that they're donating the funds, on the other it's a sad that a waste of food is needed in order to donate food. What do you think?

To see the video from the earlier preliminary competition — it's quite long, fast-forward to 30 minutes for the turkey portion of the battle — read more


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