Skip to comments.105-Pound Woman Wins Lobster-Eating Contest (LOL)
Posted on 08/21/2004 7:54:55 PM PDT by nuconvert
105-Pound Woman Wins Lobster-Eating Contest
By Sara Leitch/Associated Press
KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) - America's top speed-eater wolfed down 38 lobsters in 12 minutes Saturday to win the World Lobster Eating Contest. Sonya Thomas, of Alexandria, Va., won $500 and a trophy belt for her efforts, consuming 9.76 pounds of lobster meat.
Each contestant had a partner cracking the shells and pulling out the meat. Eleven competitors ate as many lobsters as they could in a 12-minute period, devouring a total of 300 pounds of the unshelled crustaceans.
"I have a natural ability because of my stomach capacity," said Thomas, who weighs a mere 105 pounds. "I could eat more, but something else - not a lobster."
The competition, only in its second year, sought to elevate Maine into the big leagues of competitive eating, alongside New York's Coney Island with its Nathan's Famous hot dogs and New Orleans with its oysters.
This year's competition at the Pilot House Grill & Boatyard was sanctioned by the International Federation of Competitive Eating, which ranked Thomas the country's top speed-eater.
Thomas was coming off a baked bean victory days before in Indiana, where she consumed 8.4 pounds of beans with pork in 2 minutes and 47 seconds. She also holds records for hard-boiled eggs.
That last paragraph cracked me up
Eight pounds of baked beans?
The mind reels. And recoils.
Is she married?
I know for sure I would be sleeping in the garage if I downed 8.4 pounds of beans in one night, much less in under 3 minutes...
mmmmmmmmmmm.....8lbs of lobster. Reminds me of the old days when Custy's was open in RI. Yeah.
Best lobster...ever.....Sporting Club St.Agatha, ME
Or have a lit cigarette either.
Baked beans and hard-boiled eggs?
Hmmm...I wouldn't like to be standing down wind of her for a while! *LOL*
Incidentally, it's no wonder she's just 105 lbs. After eating all that rich shellfish, she'll be in the crapper for the next week! *L*
"Nobody can eat fifty eggs."
Thomas ate 65 eggs in 6 minutes 40 seconds. Ugh.
I coulda been a contender...
Why is it always the Skinny woman?.
I thought Moore would be there.
It's not like she's digesting it.
It's more like, she watches it go on by.
All I can say is wow. I bet Garfield the Cat could eat like that easily. I notice that slender people win in those eating contests. Wondering why?