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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
    More: Awkward, Pickled egg, Mr Mitchell, pickled egg challenge, Century egg, pickled eggs, builder David Mitchell, Mr Wiggins, Pickling  
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5 days ago  
Probably didn't have his plastic Jesus at the ready.
 
5 days ago  
So did the other party collect, or....?
 
5 days ago  
Surgeons are now calling these the New Death Food!

see details to the right
 
5 days ago  
Luke is not impressed
 
5 days ago  
He chose... poorly.
 
5 days ago  

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.

 
5 days ago  
No man can eat 4 pickled eggs
 
5 days ago  
Teeth would have helped.
 
5 days ago  
Pickled eggs.  Not even once.
 
5 days ago  
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5 days ago  
What we've got here is failure to communicate.
 
5 days ago  
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5 days ago  
FTFA: "Described as 'always jolly'"

Translation: Always at least half crocked, but not a mean drunk.
 
5 days ago  
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..."
 
5 days ago  
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.
 
5 days ago  
They way they tell it he didn't choke on them, so what happened?
 
5 days ago  
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....
 
5 days ago  
Drunk and stubborn is no way to go through li....
 
5 days ago  
This is why they became the nanny state.
 
5 days ago  
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.
 
5 days ago  
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Approves
 
5 days ago  
In a related story, "England has just banned pickled eggs".
 
5 days ago  
 
5 days ago  
He probably forgot something...

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5 days ago  

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.
 
5 days ago  

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.
 
5 days ago  
Looks like Death is slumming this year.
 
5 days ago  
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5 days ago  

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


This is why you always have a third party hold the cash in advance.
 
5 days ago  
What a stupid POS. Hope that's in his obituary. "Was a stupid POS."
 
5 days ago  
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5 days ago  

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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5 days ago  
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It could be worse.  He could have bet on eating the same egg four times.
 
5 days ago  
As an alternative bet, the challenge is to eat one century egg in a lifetime.
 
5 days ago  

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.
 
5 days ago  

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.
 
5 days ago  

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.
 
5 days ago  
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.
 
5 days ago  
Hey Babalugats!  We got a bet here!
 
5 days ago  

NotThatGuyAgain: Pickled eggs.  Not even once.


They are good if you need something in your belly after spending four hours at a bar.
 
5 days ago  

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!"
 
5 days ago  
I keep the water for jalapeno pepper jars and throw hard boiled eggs in there for about a week.

/Tasty.
 
5 days ago  
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.
 
5 days ago  

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
5 days ago  
What? Nobody's suing the pub, or the people who triple-dog dared him? What kinds of of crazy country is that?
 
5 days ago  
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.
 
5 days ago  
I thought I might enjoy pickled eggs. After I ate one I discovered I was completely wrong on that point.
 
5 days ago  

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


RTFA
 
5 days ago  

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

RTFA


Pfft, articles are for the weak.
 
5 days ago  
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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