Competitive eating has become no less than a sport in recent times. We have seen food enthusiasts and speed eaters coming forward to participate in various competitions. There have been numerous world records created in the same respect, such as the shortest span of time taken to eat maximum number of donuts and so on. A recently shared video by Reuters features a World Key Lime Pie eating championship, and Twitter users remained divided about the bizarre contest. Take a look at the video here:
Twenty-five contestants plunged face down into nine-inch pies to participate in the World Key Lime Pie Eating Championship pic.twitter.com/5EtndfBm1M— Reuters (@Reuters) July 5, 2021
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Shared on Twitter by Reuters, the video has received almost 93k views since the time it was shared. The minute-long clip shows contestants lined up in a row, with or without protective glasses. They are digging into key lime pies without using hands and just with the help of their face. The nine-inch key lime pies are basically made with a biscuit-like outer layer which is filled with lemon-flavoured cream.
As we can see in the video, eating the pie without hands has made the faces of the contestants quite messy. In fact, their faces are covered with cream even as onlookers cheer them on. The Key Lime Pie championship is won by Nicholas Luera, who is rewarded with an interesting-looking award to celebrate the win.
Internet users remained divided about the video of the pie championship. While some thought it looked like fun, others wondered why such a contest existed in the first place.
Take a look at the reactions:
Lol, “world” championship? Where else in the world do they do this.— Lindyloo (@MumMaisie) July 5, 2021
Yes it is and there is no substitute or will there ever be.— John Saseen, just telling it like it is. (@JohnSaseen1) July 5, 2021
It's soo fun ????— Cass O' woods¹² ???????? (@o_woodland) July 5, 2021
Disgusting scene!— Nana Issa (@Nana1951Ni) July 5, 2021
Seriously?— Waiting for Godot (@NYCwonk212) July 5, 2021
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