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Man’s Gutsy Move Wins Banana-Eating Contest

Sun., June 22, 1997

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.


 
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