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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 10:56:06 AM  
18 votes:
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 10:54:32 AM  
12 votes:
FTFA: "Described as 'always jolly'"

Translation: Always at least half crocked, but not a mean drunk.
2017-01-11 09:32:20 AM  
9 votes:
Luke is not impressed
2017-01-11 11:01:15 AM  
8 votes:

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 10:53:33 AM  
7 votes:
www.standbyformindcontrol.com
2017-01-11 11:19:53 AM  
4 votes:
I keep the water for jalapeno pepper jars and throw hard boiled eggs in there for about a week.

/Tasty.
2017-01-11 11:01:04 AM  
4 votes:
2017-01-11 11:31:36 AM  
3 votes:

RankStranger: 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."


I caught that too. The missus knew it was eggs before she was told.

I bet she had her own bedroom. Drunken egg bedfarts are not sleep conducive.
2017-01-11 11:22:12 AM  
3 votes:
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 11:11:19 AM  
3 votes:
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 11:01:14 AM  
3 votes:
He probably forgot something...

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2017-01-11 10:57:56 AM  
3 votes:
Drunk and stubborn is no way to go through li....
2017-01-11 10:57:12 AM  
3 votes:
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 10:53:52 AM  
3 votes:
What we've got here is failure to communicate.
2017-01-11 11:27:49 AM  
2 votes:

HempHead: 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.


Doubtful, but is your boss a fantastically handsome guy that also happens to be one of the kindest and smartest people you've ever met? Well that isn't me.
2017-01-11 11:26:17 AM  
2 votes:
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."
2017-01-11 11:21:19 AM  
2 votes:
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 11:18:50 AM  
2 votes:

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 11:16:32 AM  
2 votes:
Hey Babalugats!  We got a bet here!
2017-01-11 11:09:39 AM  
2 votes:

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 11:08:48 AM  
2 votes:

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 10:56:54 AM  
2 votes:
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 10:52:28 AM  
2 votes:

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 09:13:05 AM  
2 votes:
So did the other party collect, or....?
2017-01-11 10:25:39 PM  
1 vote:

Fano: No man can eat 4 pickled eggs


Exactly.
Because one egg is an ouef, right?
2017-01-11 12:12:32 PM  
1 vote:
I can walk into a bar anywhere on earth and know if I am welcome. If there are two jars on the back bar, one of pickled eggs and one of pickled pigs knuckles, I know that I am with friends.
2017-01-11 12:12:07 PM  
1 vote:
So, it had to be four pickled eggs at once? Because I could eat four pickled eggs in under a minute, easy peasy. You just don't want to stick around to long afterwards.
2017-01-11 11:51:24 AM  
1 vote:

EasilyDistracted: My favorite version of that wager...
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Loved the count-up / count-down part of this.


Such a great show. SUCH a great show. Amazing to think the dad went on to get globally mega famous on Breaking Bad.
2017-01-11 11:42:39 AM  
1 vote:
I'm learning that pickled eggs are dangerous. So is being stupid...

/RIP 'happy' drunk egg choker man
2017-01-11 11:33:58 AM  
1 vote:

blatz514: He probably forgot something...

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I prefer:i5.walmartimages.com
Less vinegary.
2017-01-11 11:22:51 AM  
1 vote:
I thought I might enjoy pickled eggs. After I ate one I discovered I was completely wrong on that point.
2017-01-11 11:21:42 AM  
1 vote:

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.
2017-01-11 11:19:02 AM  
1 vote:

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 11:10:55 AM  
1 vote:

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 11:06:41 AM  
1 vote:
What a stupid POS. Hope that's in his obituary. "Was a stupid POS."
2017-01-11 11:06:40 AM  
1 vote:

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 11:00:57 AM  
1 vote:
In a related story, "England has just banned pickled eggs".
2017-01-11 10:59:38 AM  
1 vote:
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 10:53:16 AM  
1 vote:
Teeth would have helped.
2017-01-11 08:38:46 AM  
1 vote:
Probably didn't have his plastic Jesus at the ready.
 
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