Dorset eating challenges and contests category

Three random Dorset eating challenges
big burger Ultimate Burger Bourne Hall Hotel Bournemoth, England, UK available Thursday nights
monster burger Monster Burger Challenge Dike & Son Stalbridge, England, UK
50 wings 50 Wing Challenge Litten Tree Bournemouth, England, UK
(All Dorset eating challenges and contests in database)

An Original Nathan's restaurant has been announced for Bournemouth on the English south coast. Could this result in the first UK Nathan's qualifier since 2005?
Pete Wellman ate 96 feet of stinging nettles to set a record at the Bottle Inn's eating contest in Marshwood, England.
Phil Thorne ate 80 feet of nettles at the World Nettle Eating Championships held at the Bottle Inn in Marshwood, England to set a record, breaking a 13 year old mark by 4 feet.
Vice.com has a report on the stinging nettle eating contest held at the Bottle Inn in Marshwood, Dorset, England.  
Dorset Echo reports that villagers have voted to attempt to purchase the Bottle Inn in Marshwood, England site of a famous annual nettle eating contest.
The BBC has an article about yesterdays World Garlic Eating Competition held in Chideok, England. Oliver Farmer won with a total of 49 cloves in 5 minutes.

Digesting England by the pound / eatfeats region


Citizens of Hope & Glory,
Time goes by – it’s “the time of your life”.
Easy now, sit you down.
Chewing through your Wimpey[*] dreams,
They eat without a sound;
Digesting england by the pound.

Young man says “you are what you eat” – eat well.
Old man says “you are what you wear” – wear well.
You know what you are, you don’t give a damn;
Bursting your belt that is your homemade sham.

Genesis, “Dancing with the Moonlit Knight” (1973) (That is Phil Collins on drums)

The English eating challenges (currently totaling 309) and contests in the database have been parceled out into 34 regions which are listed after the jump (all-England list of eating challenges and contests)
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ZoominUK has a mini-documentary about world competitive eating with footage from a mango eating contest in Inida, the Buffalo Wing Festival, the Nathan's finals and a nettle eating competition in England.
The Telegraph has a report on yesterday's World Stinging Nettle Eating Championship held in Dorset England.
NPR has an article about today's World Stinging Nettle Eating Championship in Marshwood, England.

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Update Skinnyboy says he made no such comment to the initial commeter “News at Five” on his blog – ojrifkin

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Dorset, England Nettles Eating Championship

Reuters has an article and video about the Nettles Eating Championship held at the Bottle Inn in Dorset, England last weekend.

As part of the ‘World nettle Eating Championship’ competitors had to munch their way through the leaves in one hour. Mouth numbing substances were not permitted, but a swig of beer between bites was allowed.

Although cooked nettles lose their sting, eating raw nettles can turn the tongue black and make the lips swell, but that did not stop the participants from munching on their greens in order to become champion and win a crate of beer.

The winners were 28-year-old graphic designer Paul Collins who managed to eat 58 feet of nettles and 23-year-old Sonia Fewkes who got through 30 feet.

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