Kicker: 13 pounds, 10,000 calories

NICK EICHER, HOST: Are you someone who loves a challenge and has a big appetite? 

Well, here’s an offer that might tantalize you. A burger joint in Bangkok, Thailand will serve up a cash prize of $330 to anyone who can down its biggest burger in nine minutes. 

There’s a catch. There’s always a catch. 

We’re talking about a burger the diameter of a large pizza. Thirteen pounds of beef. The burger is stacked a foot tall.  All that beef, plus cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion rings, and mayonnaise. 

It’s 10,000 calories. 

This man said through an interpreter that he just couldn’t stomach it.

CUSTOMER: I will eat another burger at some point in the future, but not anytime soon. Because I was, I don’t know what to say.

The rules say if you can’t finish the mammoth burger in time, you have to pay for it. That guy who couldn’t finish got set back $83. 

It’s The World and Everything in It.


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