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30 Crazy Restaurant Challenges Around the World

30 Crazy Restaurant Challenges Around the World

Many restaurants pride themselves on a signature dish, and some of these places, around America and abroad, love their signature dish so much they decide to prepare it in mass amounts — and then challenge guests to eat as much of it as they possibly can. People from all over the world visit certain establishments to try these crazy food challenges. If they are victorious, they win not only pride, but usually a spot on a wall of fame.

30 Crazy Restaurant Challenges Around the World (Slideshow)

All these restaurant challenges have one thing in common: participants have to eat a ridiculous amount of food, and sometimes within a restricted amount of time. But not all of these challenges are created equal. For example, The Inferno Soup at Nitally’s Thai-Mex Cuisine in St. Petersburg, Fla. challenges participants to slurp down an insanely large 48-ounce bowl of spicy soup (that includes 12 different hot peppers from around the world) in 30 minutes, while Randy's Wooster Street Pizza in Manchester, Conn.challenges participants to eat a stuffed pizza so large they claim they can’t even list the amount of toppings.

Occasionally, the restaurants will allow the diner to split the foot challenge with a few friends, but that almost always means it’s going to be even harder, whether you’re talking about Big Pie in the Sky’s 11-pound pizza down in Kennesaw and Roswell, Ga., or Clinton, N.J.'s Clinton Station Diner’s 105-pound burger, which officially makes it the largest in the world. It can be split 10 ways, but that doesn’t seem to matter: no one has yet bested this beef behemoth. Many restaurants also have rules disallowing visits to the restroom for those who might feel the sudden compulsion to be a little sick. The ones that don’t will likely at least admit that you’re probably going to have a rough night’s sleep after polishing off the pounds of (usually unhealthy) food they’ve dared you to eat.

From doughnuts to phở, we’ve compiled a list of the wildest restaurant challenges and ranked them based on the amount of food involved, as well as any other special regulations like time limits and the spice factor. From bacon-wrapped meat to two-foot-long burritos, check out our slideshow to see some of the country’s craziest restaurant challenges!

Have you competed in a restaurant challenge? Are there any others that aren’t included here that we should know about? Feel free to let us know by leaving a comment.

30. Moose McGillycuddy’s: Honolulu, Hawaii

Moose McGillycuddy’s on Waikiki Beach boasts the Moose Omelette Omelette. Presumably the double “omelette” refers to the insane amount of eggs: there are a solid dozen eggs in this omelet as well bacon, sausage, mushrooms, and melted cheese. If you can wolf it, and the sides of breakfast potatoes and toast, down in under an hour, you get a free t-shirt and a picture on their “Wall of Fame.” Also, you presumably get to take the best nap of your life shortly afterwards.

29. Big Pie in the Sky: Kennesaw & Roswell, Ga.

Big Pie in the Sky Pizzeria in Georgia has what they call the “Carnivore Challenge.” It involves an 11-pound pizza that is 30 inches in diameter. It’s fortunately a tag-team event: you and a friend can split the $50 pizza and then split the $250 winnings if you manage to finish it in under an hour. There is a very strict “clean up your own sick” policy if you don’t manage to keep it down, and only seven groups ever have completed the challenge, with one team finishing in a mere 33 minutes.

Learn more about the craziest restaurant challenges.

Matt Hershberger is a special contributor to The Daily Meal. You can follow him on Twitter @MattHershberger

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5 Unbelievable YouTube Eating Channels You Have to See

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YouTube is a huge platform. Whether you’re interested in vegan recipes, learning how to cook, or even turning a vegetable into an instrument, it’s got it all. You’ve probably had moments where you were so starving you could eat a whole buffet out of business. But did you know there are people who could actually (probably) do that? Here are 5 YouTubers who really know how to pack it in.

1. Furious Pete

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Peter Czerwinski, aka Furious Pete, holds numerous Guinness World Records for his eating stunts, including the fastest time to eat 15 Ferrero Rochers and a whole 12-inch pizza. Besides consuming incredible amounts of food, his YouTube channel also focuses on fitness — a good combination if you ask me.

2. LA Beast

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Kevin Strahle, better known as LA Beast, is probably one of the funniest professional competitive eaters on YouTube. He has no limits to what he does, which results in hilarious and entertaining videos. The most memorable one was when he ate 5 pounds of sugarless Haribo gummy bears, and the (terrible) aftermath. Also, the picture above is him before attempting to eat a cactus cheesesteak. You heard me.

3. Matt Stonie

Although he may be smaller than his competitors, he’s definitely at the top of the game. His YouTube channel consists of him eating enormous amounts of food in the blink of an eye, including eating over 60 pizza rolls in one minute, gulfing down 25 big macs in one sitting, and beating Joey Chestnut at the annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest with a whopping 62 hot dogs in 10 minutes.

4. Randy Santel

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Randy Santel is a professional eater from Missouri who endeavors to promote restaurant food challenges around the world, as well as win them all. His challenges include eating a 64-oz. steak, a 5-pound gyro, and the world’s largest breakfast, which involves 10 sausages, 10 eggs, 10 slices of toast, 10 pieces of bacon, and 5 hash browns — and that isn’t even the whole thing.

5. Yuka Kinoshita

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Yuka is a tiny person with a big appetite and an even bigger stomach. She doesn’t eat solely for the purpose of beating the clock but does it because she wants to. Who wouldn’t want to be able to eat an exorbitant amount of their favorite food, like eating over 1000 calories of donuts?

The next time you feel like eating a massive amount of food, why not attempt a good old food challenge? These YouTubers with massive appetites can give you some tips.

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In Pattaya, Thailand, an annual crocodile egg eating race is held at a local crocodile farm. The contestants get 10 eggs and the person who eats them the fastest wins the competition.

The contestants can get bonus points based on how neatly they can complete the challenge. If they make a mess, points can get taken away from them. The average time for winning this contest is around 4:30 to 5 minutes.

11 Fitness Challenges That Will Destroy You

These challenges come straight from elite strength and conditioning experts who work with some of the fittest people on the planet. Are you up to the challenge?

You think you're strong and in shape.

You crush every exercise in the weight room and blow by your teammates in conditioning drills.

You think you're strong and in shape.

You crush every exercise in the weight room and blow by your teammates in conditioning drills.

You're in top physical shape, and it's apparent to everyone around you.

Problem is, the world includes a lot more athletes. You can bet there's someone out there who is stronger, trains harder and can outlast you.

So, how do you challenge your body, improve your game and determine where you STACK up (pun intended)?

Take one of the following fitness challenges, designed by elite strength and conditioning experts to push athletes to the limit.

This Man Ate at 46 McDonald's Restaurants in a Single Day

There are plenty of official eating challenges around the globe that beckon brave souls to gorge on 134-pound burgers and scarf down hot dogs in 10 minutes. But when one man charged himself with the task of eating at 46 McDonald's restaurants in one day, it gave us pause. How is this physically possible? What will he eat? Is he going to pass out at the end?

The answers to our burning questions are in Youtuber James Ware's video, which he filmed during a 17-hour journey through London's fast-food scene. Embarking at 9 a.m., Ware says he wants to "put the 'fast' in fast food." So he romps around the city to fill up at every one of London's 46 locations of the Golden Arches&mdashwhile simultaneously documenting everything on his iPhone.

The idea, which was hatched in a half-drunken state while Ware was at a local pub, was created as a twist on a popular challenge among Londoners: visit every station of the Tube (subway) in the city. As for planning a successful trip to nearly four dozen locations, Ware had to seriously strategize. "I tried to attack them in a rough loop&mdashalthough this was complicated by getting stuck out in the deserts of East London and having a race against time," he said. "In a not very military piece of precision planning I lost my master map after restaurant seven, so I had to use the McDonald's app as navigation to get me around the rest of the course."

At one point in the challenge, Ware explains that he hit five locations in under an hour (wait, what?!) and then later comments on his reddened cheeks&mdashor "McFlushed" face, as he calls it. As the 7-minute video time-lapses around England's capital, you can see the "McCount" ticker rise and the time stamp whizz forward until he miraculously completes the task.

Watch as he chows down on cheeseburgers, chicken sandwiches, snack wraps, Filet o Fish, McFlurries (we have no idea how he has room for multiple milkshakes, to be honest), crispy chicken saladss, and more while he walks, rides the train, and even bikes among nearly four dozen McDonald's restaurants.

After his insane expedition, Ware says he felt like his "stomach had been on a ten loop roller coaster and then deep fat fried. The 'McHangover' the next day was brutal. I was immobile, although thankfully I've bounced back to fight another day." And then he added the lesson he learned from stuffing himself silly: "There was definitely a reason McDonald's was only a treat rather than a daily dish when I was a youngster." Yeah, no kidding.


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East Africa’s Shebab ‘can survive for 30 years’

Nairobi (AFP) – On a Sunday afternoon in late February a car exploded outside a crowded restaurant in Baidoa, Somalia, and moments later a suicide bomber blew himself up among fleeing survivors.

At least 30 people died in the attack, the latest by the Shebab, a Somali-led Al-Qaeda group in East Africa that continues to defy repeated predictions of its demise.

Two days before the Baidoa bombings 14 people were killed when two bombs exploded outside a hotel and a public park in the capital Mogadishu.

One was a 200 kilogramme (440 pound) homemade bomb, only the second time Shebab has used such a large device. The first was in July and the explosion tore the side off a six-storey hotel. Five weeks earlier, 19 were killed in a bomb and gun attack on a restaurant on Mogadishu’s Lido Beach.

It is not just civilians who are targeted.

On January 15, Shebab fighters overran a military outpost in El-Adde, southern Somalia, manned by up to 200 Kenyan soldiers deployed as part of the African Union peace-enforcement mission, AMISOM. Kenya has refused to say how many of its soldiers were killed in the attack.

Matt Bryden, director of Sahan Research, a Nairobi-based think tank, described the first such attack, on a Burundian forward operating base in Lego last June, as “a threshold operation”. Its success meant that assaults on isolated company-sized AMISOM units became their “standard operating procedure”.

AMISOM’s effectiveness is hampered by suspicion and jealousy among the main troop contributing countries and a lack of coordination, funds, focus and will. It is also struggling to adapt to a rural counter-insurgency after its eventual success in urban combat pushed Shebab out of Mogadishu five years ago.

“AMISOM is fighting the wrong war,” said Stig Jarle Hansen, a Norwegian academic and author of a forthcoming book on jihad in Africa. “AMISOM watches their own back, they are in their garrisons, they go out patrolling once a week and the rest of the week the Shebab is on top of things.”

By enforcing local support, “Shebab can survive for 30 years,” said Hansen.

The heavy losses inflicted on the Burundians in Lego, the Ugandans in Janale and Kenyans in El-Adde have cowed AMISOM, which has retreated from some areas and hunkered down in others. “Since AMISOM is not in an offensive posture, Shebab has plenty of space to think, plan and prepare,” said Bryden.

Hitting AMISOM makes sense for Shebab because in the absence of a functioning national army, the 22,000-strong force is the only protector of the internationally-backed government the jihadists are committed to overthrowing.

Similarly, the killing of civilians serves to undermine confidence in the government. “They are attacking signs of normality,” said Hansen by shooting up a beachside restaurant, turning a public garden into a slaughter ground or blowing up football fans.

The message is clear, said Cedric Barnes, Horn of Africa director at the International Crisis Group research organisation: “Shebab is saying, ‘There is no normality, no security, it’s not Somalia Rising, who are you trying to kid?’”

With a change of government due later this year, the tempo of Shebab attacks appears to be rising in an effort to undermine the already-shaky legitimacy of the process, said Barnes. The style of attack is also shifting, said Ken Menkhaus, a professor at Davidson College in the US.

“Shebab is launching more spectacular attacks, looking for maximum bang for its buck,” said Menkhaus.

The city attacks also underscore Shebab’s continued infiltration of government areas and the ease with which it can use corruption and sympathetic insiders to subvert security arrangements, moving truck bombs through roadblocks or –- as in a botched plot in February –- placing a laptop bomb on a plane inside an airport that is supposed to be the best-protected place in the country.

The attack itself was a dismal failure with the only casualty being the bomber himself, sucked out of the hole he blew in the side of the plane.

But the intent and ability to get the bomb onboard was new, and worrying.

This week the airport authority in neighbouring Kenya — which has been repeatedly targeted by Shebab — warned of a plot to blow up aircraft, a tactic also attempted by Shebab’s longtime Yemen-based ally Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).

“Has there been a technology transfer from AQAP? That’s certainly possible,” said Menkhaus.

One of the first moves by Shebab leader Ahmed Diriye when he took over in 2014 was to reaffirm Shebab’s commitment to Al-Qaeda. And, with a recent revolt by internal Islamic State agitators crushed, suggestions that Shebab might be collaborating with Islamic State’s West Africa affiliate Boko Haram are implausible.

Under Diriye the organisation has gained new vigour and expanded its regional reach, confounding hopeful predictions of its end.

“This is a movement whose membership and horizons are broader than Somalia, and is operationally active in at least six countries in the region,” said Bryden.

Shebab no longer administers large territories, but has adapted to the new circumstances becoming, “simultaneously weaker and more dangerous,” said Menkhaus.

Far from being defeated Shebab appears reborn.

“It’s simply not true that Shebab is on the backfoot or desperate. They have reorganised, retrained, recruited and found renewed purpose,” said Barnes. “To say Shebab is dying is nonsense, it’s just believing your own comms.”

Watch this hybrid Range Rover Sport take on the most dangerous road in the world

Vaughn Highfield Associate EditorKnown as the tallest man in tech (something he’s never personally claimed to be), Vaughn writes about a broad range of technology, from VR worlds to startup culture and the best gadgets on the market. While he’ll happily talk your ear off about anime, video games and all things Japan, he also pursues more regular interests such as frequenting East London hipster drinking establishments and overpriced eateries. His Mancunian accent is practically non-existent, but he still wears the term “Northerner” as a badge of honour. Read more February 12, 2018

In a bid to prove the Range Rover Sport plug-in hybrid (PHEV) is just as capable as any other off-road vehicle out there, Land Rover has been using it to pull off crazy driving challenges around the world. The latest challenge, the 99-turn, 999-stepped Heaven’s Gate road on Tianmen Mountain, China.

Starting at the bottom of the seven-mile Tianmen Mountain Road, the Range Rover Sport P400e took the snaking course to its summit, where it then faced the 45-degree staircase approach to Heaven’s Gate. Altogether, the challenge was completed in just 22 minutes and 41 seconds by Panasonic Jaguar Racing’s Ho-Pin Tung.

In completing the challenge, both Tung and the Range Rover Sport P400e became the first driver and car in the world to ascend to Heaven’s Gate.

It may sound like something of a marketing gimmick, and it certainly is, but it makes for incredibly impressive viewing.

In the past, the Range Rover Sport has tackled Saudi Arabia’s Empty Quarter, summited Pikes Peak and taken the Inferno Mürren downhill ski course. This time around though, it wasn’t a petrol Range Rover Sport taking on the challenge but Land Rover’s plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.

Earlier this year the Range Rover Sport PHEV also went up against open-water swimming world champion Keri-anne Payne and endurance athlete Ross Edgley to prove its power as a capable off-road PHEV.

Land Rover put together the Dragon Challenge to prove the same point, that a PHEV off-road vehicle is just as capable as any petrol-driven SUV. Admittedly, as part of the challenge, Ho-Tin Tung did make use of the car’s petrol engine, but its electric motors were there to deliver instant power when exiting the tight turns of the Mountain Road.

If you’re interested, there’s a tonne of extra behind the scenes footage of the challenge over on the Land Rover YouTube page, but this short video on the scale of the challenge faced is certainly an interesting watch.


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