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(Exeter Express & Echo)   Man dies trying to win bet he couldn't eat four pickled eggs in a minute   (exeterexpressandecho.co.uk ) divider line
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2017-01-11 08:38:46 AM  
Probably didn't have his plastic Jesus at the ready.
 
2017-01-11 09:13:05 AM  
So did the other party collect, or....?
 
2017-01-11 09:22:45 AM  
Surgeons are now calling these the New Death Food!

see details to the right
 
2017-01-11 09:32:20 AM  
Luke is not impressed
 
2017-01-11 09:36:18 AM  
He chose... poorly.
 
2017-01-11 10:52:28 AM  

FreeBirdInTheHand: So did the other party collect, or....?


Soon afterwards he pushed in a fourth but then acknowledged he had lost and paid off the builders, who left, the inquest heard.

 
2017-01-11 10:53:04 AM  
No man can eat 4 pickled eggs
 
2017-01-11 10:53:16 AM  
Teeth would have helped.
 
2017-01-11 10:53:30 AM  
Pickled eggs.  Not even once.
 
2017-01-11 10:53:33 AM  
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2017-01-11 10:53:52 AM  
What we've got here is failure to communicate.
 
2017-01-11 10:54:14 AM  
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2017-01-11 10:54:32 AM  
FTFA: "Described as 'always jolly'"

Translation: Always at least half crocked, but not a mean drunk.
 
2017-01-11 10:56:06 AM  
At 66 years old you probably should be over the stage where you're taking bets from guys in a bar that start with: "I bet you five bucks you can't..."
 
2017-01-11 10:56:54 AM  
Pickled eggs aren't just a choking hazard. When eaten with other gas producing foods, they create a stench that can be cut with a knife. They are the perfect food to have when you have guests in your car and you can lock out their window switches. Also works well for  elevator rides.
 
2017-01-11 10:57:12 AM  
They way they tell it he didn't choke on them, so what happened?
 
2017-01-11 10:57:12 AM  
It's certainly not funny....but I can't stop laughing at that story.  The way they described his wife's reaction..."it was the pickled eggs, wasn't it?"   giggle....
 
2017-01-11 10:57:56 AM  
Drunk and stubborn is no way to go through li....
 
2017-01-11 10:58:32 AM  
This is why they became the nanny state.
 
2017-01-11 10:59:38 AM  
He shares a name with my favorite writer and with a very smart, funny comic. There must be a million David Mitchells in the UK.
 
2017-01-11 11:00:50 AM  
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2017-01-11 11:00:57 AM  
In a related story, "England has just banned pickled eggs".
 
2017-01-11 11:01:04 AM  
 
2017-01-11 11:01:14 AM  
He probably forgot something...

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2017-01-11 11:01:15 AM  

bobadooey: This is why they became the nanny state.


Britain is a nanny state because in Britain you're free to choke yourself to death on pickled eggs?

Makes perfect sense.
 
2017-01-11 11:01:24 AM  

Yellow Beard: Pickled eggs aren't just a choking hazard. When eaten with other gas producing foods, they create a stench that can be cut with a knife. They are the perfect food to have when you have guests in your car and you can lock out their window switches. Also works well for  elevator rides.


I think we might work in the same office.
 
2017-01-11 11:04:30 AM  
Looks like Death is slumming this year.
 
2017-01-11 11:04:40 AM  
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2017-01-11 11:06:40 AM  

FreeBirdInTheHand: So did the other party collect, or....?


This is why you always have a third party hold the cash in advance.
 
2017-01-11 11:06:41 AM  
What a stupid POS. Hope that's in his obituary. "Was a stupid POS."
 
2017-01-11 11:06:45 AM  
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2017-01-11 11:06:59 AM  

Russ1642: They way they tell it he didn't choke on them, so what happened?


It was the Back-Bottom Gristle Lumps he ate afterward that did him in.

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2017-01-11 11:08:30 AM  
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It could be worse.  He could have bet on eating the same egg four times.
 
2017-01-11 11:08:42 AM  
As an alternative bet, the challenge is to eat one century egg in a lifetime.
 
2017-01-11 11:08:48 AM  

Ker_Thwap: FreeBirdInTheHand: So did the other party collect, or....?

This is why you always have a third party hold the cash in advance.


Yes, they collected. It says so in the article.
 
2017-01-11 11:09:39 AM  

DaveNukem: The Curious History of the Complimentary Bar Egg


I used to get off work at 6 AM from the steel Mill and stop at a bar and have a pint and two eggs for breakfast before driving home.
 
2017-01-11 11:10:55 AM  

Z-clipped: Russ1642: They way they tell it he didn't choke on them, so what happened?

It was the Back-Bottom Gristle Lumps he ate afterward that did him in.

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I was trying to remember what was in that jar and thank you for posting the reference.
 
2017-01-11 11:11:19 AM  
I've seen a LOT of these int he various places I've been drinking moistly Americaqn Legion or some such club or local neighborhood bar, BUT, I've never seen anyone ever eat one,.
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But these, THESE, I've consumed far more than anyone should in a lifetime.

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Maybe I'll get some on the way home this evening.
It's been many years.
 
2017-01-11 11:16:32 AM  
Hey Babalugats!  We got a bet here!
 
2017-01-11 11:18:50 AM  

NotThatGuyAgain: Pickled eggs.  Not even once.


They are good if you need something in your belly after spending four hours at a bar.
 
2017-01-11 11:19:02 AM  

bobadooey: This is why they became the nanny state.


Wat? Is that just something you reflexively bark out sometimes for no reason?

"Man, I love this tea..."
"This is why they became a nanny state!"
 
2017-01-11 11:19:53 AM  
I keep the water for jalapeno pepper jars and throw hard boiled eggs in there for about a week.

/Tasty.
 
2017-01-11 11:21:19 AM  
The worst pickled eggs are the ones at Costco. Only white vinegar and nothing else. A proper pickled egg should have some damn flavour to it. Dill and garlic at a minimum.
 
2017-01-11 11:21:42 AM  

ChipNASA: I've seen a LOT of these int he various places I've been drinking moistly Americaqn Legion or some such club or local neighborhood bar, BUT, I've never seen anyone ever eat one,.
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But these, THESE, I've consumed far more than anyone should in a lifetime.

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Maybe I'll get some on the way home this evening.
It's been many years.


I get those pickled sausages sometimes on my way home from work.

Also, too bad Arthur C Clarke isn't around to write about this for the second edition.
 
Ant
2017-01-11 11:21:59 AM  
What? Nobody's suing the pub, or the people who triple-dog dared him? What kinds of of crazy country is that?
 
2017-01-11 11:22:12 AM  
Sounds like he choked when they backed up in his throat?  Is that a thing with pickled eggs, and why wouldn't the Heimlich work?

Unless the bartender didn't know the Heimlich and just sort of whacked at his chest.  In that case I'd say fark it and do self-Heimlich on the top of a chair or edge of a table.

Never assume someone else knows it.  This reminds me that I really need to brush up on self-Heimlich, as I live alone and dine by myself most of the time.

I accidentally inhaled a whole grape once.  I could breathe, and eventually it went down, but what a terrifying minute or so that was.
 
2017-01-11 11:22:51 AM  
I thought I might enjoy pickled eggs. After I ate one I discovered I was completely wrong on that point.
 
2017-01-11 11:24:19 AM  

FreeBirdInTheHand: So did the other party collect, or....?


RTFA
 
2017-01-11 11:25:26 AM  

roddack: FreeBirdInTheHand: So did the other party collect, or....?

RTFA


Pfft, articles are for the weak.
 
2017-01-11 11:26:17 AM  
Reads like a darkly humorous Monty Python skit

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"It was pickled eggs wasn't it? It's just the sort of thing he would do."
 
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