Record Set for Eating M&Ms with Chopsticks
Oct. 1, 2003
Calif. - Three minutes after Jim Hager started eating M&Ms with a
pair of chopsticks, he was headed for the Guinness Book of World
The 47-year-old Oakland resident gobbled 115 M&Ms in 3
minutes Sunday, breaking a previous record of 112 Smarties consumed by
Kathryn Ratcliffe of England in December 2002.
The new record
won't become official until event organizers send documentation to the
Guinness association, including a videotape, photographs and written
declarations from witnesses, but it seems likely he'll have his place in
For his efforts, he received 25 pounds of M&Ms courtesy of a local candy store that sponsored the event.
“His kids were very happy,” said store owner Wendy Winter.
said the association gave very specific guidelines: Contestants had to
use wooden chopsticks, the M&Ms had to be of the standard variety
and they had to be carried to the mouth - one at a time - in the
Source - Associated Press, October 1, 2003
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