World Bacon-Eating Record Has Been Broken

182 slices in 5 minutes is nothing to sneeze at
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 25, 2015 8:56 AM CST

(Newser) – "I aimed to eat 150 slices, but when I … got to 182 slices, I knew it must be because I'm fueled by bacon!" Words of victory to WXIA from 22-year-old Matt Stonie, who consumed 182 slices of bacon in five minutes at the Daytona 500 on Sunday, Mashable reports. Stonie, ranked second in competitive eating by Major League Eating (the sanctioning organization for the "sport"), has very specific preferences for how his breakfast meat is prepared.

He tells the Huffington Post that "it needs to be cooked perfectly. It can't be too crispy, and if it's not warm when I get it, the fat coagulates into lard." Stonie also holds the records for eating the most gyros, birthday cake, fro-yo, and pumpkin pie, WXIA notes. The Huffington Post has more on Stonie and his insane birthday-cake record.

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