Champion eater redefines turkey stuffing
November 25th, 2010
01:45 PM ET
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He’s eaten 64.5 hot dogs, 57 cow brains and 41 lobster rolls - and now an entire turkey? Piece of cake (or 14 pieces, if you’re Takeru Kobayashi.)

A representative for Kobayashi told CNN that the world famous competitive eater would attempt to eat an entire turkey by himself today. Though he originally planned to partake in the full bird at a friend’s house to celebrate his first Thanksgiving in the United States, Kobayashi had a last minute change of plans and will instead fly to Brazil this holiday.

“In the spirit of things, he has just told me that he will be buying a turkey in the morning to eat in the taxi, airport and on the plane,” said Maggie James, Kobayashi’s representative. “He wants to eat it. That’s the truth, so wherever he is, he will still be eating a full turkey and enjoying the taste without a time limit.”

No word on how big said turkey will be, but the dude is known for eating 20 pounds of food in one sitting, so it’s not an unthinkable feat.


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  1. bc

    i think it is amazing that someone could eat like that i say whatever floats your boat sail baby sail

    November 25, 2010 at 7:25 pm |
  2. Jo Bun

    This is sport? Absurd. With countless hundreds of thousands of humans going to bed hungry every night here we have people who make a "sport" of gluttony. Humans have wandered far, far from the Tao. Sad ...

    November 25, 2010 at 6:04 pm |
    • Dan

      You make it sound like this is the first time you have heard of competitive eating.

      November 25, 2010 at 6:33 pm |
  3. CoolDude

    such a waste of life, not to mention the stuff he's stuffing in

    November 25, 2010 at 4:47 pm |
  4. TY L

    So "glad" that in the same day CNN releases news articles about the obesity crisis and how we need to trim down our kids and set role models to keep them healthy, they release this article saying that binge eating is in some forms acceptable.

    November 25, 2010 at 4:05 pm |
    • RichardHead

      I'd eat Poppy Harlow or Suzanne Malveaux as they are my role models.

      November 25, 2010 at 4:13 pm |
    • Joe

      Kobayashi is remarkably fit for a "competitive eater." I think that he's a remarkable example of the power of exercise and a strong natural metabolism. In addition, the high-protein nature of consuming an entire turkey would likely be eclipsed by the mashed-potatoes, sweet-potatoes, stuffing, and pumpking pie the rest of us are having. He's a showman, much like the David Blaine of overeating, and if nothing else, I can respect that. :-)

      November 25, 2010 at 4:21 pm |
    • Cole

      As Barkley said, "Parents should be role models." If you're complaining about how little things like this have influence, I'd bet that you're not fit at all and are looking for every little excuse. That and you're showing a very poor understanding of food and health.

      November 25, 2010 at 4:49 pm |
    • Frank

      Kobayashi is a hardcore weight lifter and is very very fit.

      November 25, 2010 at 4:50 pm |
  5. Ben Humphrey

    Can't Wait!

    November 25, 2010 at 4:01 pm |
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