I read elsewhere today that Jerry's Nugget has one of those eating challenges: if you can eat their giant prime rib and all the sides in 45 minutes, you get it free, and a T-shirt. Fail and you pay the $40+ for the meal. Not interested. I did my share of overeating at buffets in the past, and while I do eat too much now and then, I have no interest in eating an obscene amount under any circumstance. (I miss my youth.) That got me to thinking about ridiculous eating challenges. I've seen 'em at restaurants occasionally. If you eat a giant meal, it's free. If you fail, you pay. Usually the T-shirt is part of the bargain. (I seem to recall one at the Sahara involving a giant burrito.) So, any memorable eating challenges you've come across? Did you attempt one? If so, did you succeed? I concocted one of my own many years ago. Long ago, chocolate bunnies at Easter were solid as often as they were hollow. After Easter, they were cheap, too. I'm pretty sure the chocolate bunny I bought for 50 cents way back when was two pounds in weight. I brought it to school and decide that my buddy Bob could have it, if he ate the whole thing at lunch. I'm guessing this was 8th or 9th grade. It was a decent size rabbit, and it was solid. Bob thought he could do it. The stakes: if he eats it all, it's free. If he fails, he owes me a buck or two. He didn't get half way before he gave up. I can remember the glassy look in his eyes when he threw in the towel, jackals waiting to pounce on his remnants.