has a profile of Mort Hurst, whose eating feats achieved notoriety in the late 1980s. He will make a comeback at the Ayden, NC Collard Festival on September 9 after a 1991 stroke resulted in his retirement from competitive eating. update Sept 8article about Hurst's comeback


  1. Anonymous said

    September 1, 2017 @ 9:37 am

    This guy is awesome!!

  2. anonymous said

    September 1, 2017 @ 4:16 pm

    This guy is incredible! From the article:

    “At the height of his fame, Mort Hurst ate 21 whole watermelons in 10 minutes. He gobbled 1,248 pistachios in half that time. He consumed 7.5 pounds of collard greens in front of a thousand screaming fans – a superstar of stomach-busting feats.”

  3. Anonymous said

    September 2, 2017 @ 8:17 am

    back the competitive eating table is sort of like wheelling out Captain Pike of star trek ( Captain Kirks predecessor) Though I wish him well. .Perhaps he’s looking relive the glory days if yesterday ..but he should give it more thought maybe time to hang up the fork and spoon and call it a day concerning competing once again.

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