DID YOU KNOW: THE WORLD RECORD FOR EATING WATERMELON

August 31st, 2009 by The Watermelon Guy

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I once ate an entire five-pound watermelon in one sitting. I’m not ashamed to admit it either, unlike that time I ate a whole half of a chocolate cake just because my brother said I couldn’t do it. I’m no competitive eater, mind you, I’m just not one to back down from a challenge, no matter how sick it might make me afterwards.

“Buffalo” Jim Reeves is a competitive eater, though. He’s eaten 28.5 hot dogs in 10 minutes and 74 jalapeno peppers in 15 minutes. He also holds the world watermelon eating record with 13.22 pounds of watermelon consumed in 15 minutes at the “Swellin’ With Melon Watermelon Eating Championship” at the Brookville Community Picnic on July 30, 2005. I don’t need to tell you, that’s a lot of watermelon! I’m suddenly feeling the urge to put my watermelon eating skills to the test.

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