Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Speed Eating Injury

Japan's All-Star Speed Eater Suffers Professional Injury

Takeru "Tsunami" Kobayashi said he can only open his mouth to make a gap the size of a fingertip after being diagnosed with jaw arthritis.

It makes me wonder how folks like Rosie O'Donnell and Michael Moore manage speed eating for so many years without any problems.

Poor guy. There's always the Protien Shake drinking record.


Brooke said...

Moore and O'Donnell stay limber, you know. This guy only does it once in awhile.

Christine and FAZ said...

If he's jaw's got arthritis after all that speed eating, imagine what his stomach, intenstines and colon look like? FAZ

cube said...

brooke: I hadn't thought about it like that.

faz: I hadn't thought about it like that.


A "Mother of Two" said...

Funny how our own bodies have a way of telling us to stop doing something....

cube said...

mother: People can push their bodies too far. For example, Marilu Retton had so much pain walking that she was forced to undergo hip replacement surgery at a relatively young age.

BTW I heard that this guy has recovered enough to enter the July 4th contest after all.

Some people never learn.