One Sunday morning a woman went to hospital. She has abdominal pain, a swollen stomach and problems breathing. When the nurse asked the patient about her medical history, she found out that just hours earlier the 23-year-old had eaten 19 lb (8.5 kg) of food including 500 g of mushrooms, 226 g of steak and 681 g of “poorly cooked” liver. The total weight of food she’d consumed was heavier than a bowling ball.
Guinness World Records has monitored gastronomy - or eating – records since the first edition in 1955. But during the last 64 years they’ve changed substantially.
In this week’s episode of Guinness World Records: Behind The Book, Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday explains the evolution of these records and how people train for competitive eating..
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Why grow your fingernails to nearly 30-ft in length? How do you find clothes when you’re over 8-ft tall? Who left skid-marks stretching for 6 miles…? Each week Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday reveals the stories behind the superlatives to celebrate the launch of Guinness World Records 2020.