competitive eating

Best YouTube Channels: Competitive Eaters and Amateur Food Freaks

Source: Flickr.com - Gage Skidmore

Source: Flickr.com – Gage Skidmore

Food is all over YouTube, but recently it has been hard to sift through the rubbish. For every incredible clip of a pro demolishing a fifty ounce burger in a heartbeat, there’s five of teenagers with too much time on their hands trying to eat a spoonful of cinnamon (seriously, don’t try it).

ExtremeEats is on hand to sort through the internet waste bins for the delicious burger accidentally thrown away by the drunk stumbling back from a party. Engorge yourself.

Here’s 8 of the best YouTube channels around.

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Eating yourself to death?

Storify by Katherine Landergan

Several competitive eating participants have died from choking and heart attacks. Here is a compilation of a few deaths that gained widespread media attention.

A man choked to death at a sausage-eating competition in Romania earlier this month. The incident was filmed and uploaded to YouTube.

The 60-year-old man was participating in an eating challenge at a sausage festival on 5 October, according to The Huffington Post. (Warning: the footage attached to The Huffington Post story is disturbing.)

The Huffington Post linked to a 13:29 minute video, which shows the man choking and falling to the ground. Several people try to save him, but no one successfully completes the Heimlich Maneuver.

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