Oy! Eating champ downs 35 dozen oysters

@shakeroo (3990)
April 15, 2008 5:34am CST
How much raw oyster can you eat in one go? I have tried about 6 before and that was enough for me. The Acme World Oyster Eating championship belt — leather, with a silver dish featuring an oyster on the half-shell — hung on Bertoletti's skinny hips. The 22-year-old Chicago resident took the title Saturday by slurping 35 dozen of the big bivalves in eight minutes. "I could probably do a couple dozen more, especially if they were charbroiled," said Bertoletti, who holds the endurance oyster-eating record, having downed 53 1/2 dozen in 2007 before calling it quits. "Although they're great raw." Do you like oyster? I love them due to their special kind of taste. The kind that either love it or hate it taste. Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080413/ap_on_fe_st/odd_oyster_eating_contest;_ylt=AlKZl5hteUEfFIKzzJ_gpjrtiBIF
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@loved1 (5336)
• United States
15 Apr 08
I like smoked oysters and oyster stew, but I am not sure I could gag down a raw oyster. I am almost gagging at the thought of eating 35 dozen oysters at one sitting. There is no way I could do that! There has to be an easier way to get into the Guiness book of world records.
• Australia
15 Apr 08
I don't know how many I'd eat, but I'd sure have a good time with them! I love oysters! Yummmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!!!!!!! I like them natural, not cooked, except for oyster patties my grandmother used to make - they were delicious!