Man’s Gutsy Move Wins Banana-Eating Contest
The winner of Estonia’s first-ever banana-eating contest wolfed down 10 bananas in three minutes Saturday, the Baltic News Service reported.
OK, but so what?
Well, here’s the interesting part: To save time, Mait Lepik ate the bananas without peeling them.
According to BNS, the contest, organized by a wholesale fruit company, stipulated that contestants had to peel the bananas themselves - that is, they couldn’t have a pit crew whip the skins off for them.
But Lepik spotted a loophole - the rules didn’t actually say the bananas had to be skinned. From there, it was straight to victory - and the top prize, a free trip to the Canary Islands.