Food writer Kevin Shalin was said to have ended up in hospital after attempting to beat an eating record.
Also known as "The Mighty Rib", Shalin allegedly managed to scoff hundreds of the butter-rich snacks at the Red Lobster restaurant in Arkansas. The latest in a long line of food writers and critics to gorge on the eatery's Cheddar Bay Biscuits, he was reported to have managed a whopping 413 before falling to the ground convulsing. He was quickly taken to hospital where doctors had to drain two gallons of butter from his system.
"He sat down at the bar while we were waiting on a table and he decided to try one of the biscuits," said food writer Daniel Walker. "He thought they were the most wonderful thing he ever placed in his mouth."Update:
The story doesn't end there however - it has since emerged that the 413 biscuits claim was in fact a hoax published in the Rock City Times and later re-tweeted by Kevin Shalin himself. It doesn't look like he actually ate himself in to a coma after all.
"A food writer trying to beat a restaurantís customer record of scoffing hundreds of butter-rich cakes failed - and slipped into a coma."
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Source: Globe and Mail
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