Skip to comments.Iron-stomached Norwegian gulps down oyster record (Wife suing Guinness for lack of sleep)
Posted on 09/08/2003 8:03:30 AM PDT by bedolido
A Norwegian man has annihilated the world record for eating oysters by downing a stomach-churning 187 of the slippery molluscs in three minutes before polishing off a few pints of Guinness.
Rune Naeri said he felt "fine, wonderful" after shattering the previous official record of 97 at the annual Hillsborough oyster festival in Northern Ireland.
Local favourite Jim Glackin of Belfast, who beat the previous world record by eating 100 oysters during an unofficial practice run earlier this week, failed to keep up with the impressive Norwegian.
Despite managing to scoff 168 oysters, he trailed in fourth against the international competition when it really mattered.
Looking forward to a late dinner, an unflappable Naeri said "I think I'll probably have something fishy".
And then he reported feeling really, really horny.
It strikes me that theres' something seems fishy in the eating-sports world. The old record was 97, and this year the 4th place guy ate 168!? Have these athletes been tested for performance-enhancing drugs? Are the Soviets back to their Cold War training methods? Did some unscrupulous nation field a 'Dream Team' of professional chow-hounds?
I don't think that old wives tail works. I at a dozen oysters at dinner once with my wife (then my finacee), and only 7 of them worked.
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