April 15, 2002
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"In order to master cinnamon, one must be able to simply die for a moment." Pretty words, coming from a site called Stink Factor. A seemingly normal bunch of men who occasionally go temporarily insane, Stink Factor documents their attempts to beat Herculean challenges like...eating 6 crackers in one minute. Think you could do it?
posted by iconomy (19 comments total)
Some one else did eventually master cinnamon, but there's way too much vomitting going on at this site for me to investigate much more.

Besides, don't these people have any work to do? Sheesh.
posted by jennyb at 10:54 AM on April 15, 2002

This is perhaps the funniest site that the internet has brought us. I thought that Cockeyed was good. This is great.

Man in a futile struggle against himself. Is there any tougher challenge we could face?
posted by Argyle at 11:24 AM on April 15, 2002

don't these people have any work to do?

Matt seems to think that they might have found a new job outright.
posted by machaus at 11:26 AM on April 15, 2002

six crackers is IMPOSSIBLE. so dry...

<flaming lips>saliva in our lives is just too valuable, oh to swallow for even a second without it. but crackers without liquids is just impossible, oh to realize something is drying within us ...feeling yourself disintegrate...</flaming lips>
posted by kliuless at 11:28 AM on April 15, 2002

I just love these challenges. Funny, too.
"I'm going to eat these crackers like Tiger Woods plays golf. Cool, calm, fierce."

There is also the "Betcha can't drink a gallon of milk in half an hour without wretching violently in the hour following" one not featured on that site. Any teenaged boy will readily accept this challenge.
posted by brittney at 11:33 AM on April 15, 2002

Some friends and I tried to eat a tablespoon of flour one time. Every ounce of moisture in your mouth disappears in a nanosecond. It was awful. I can't imagine trying that with a tablespoon of cinnamon.
posted by briank at 11:34 AM on April 15, 2002

i stepped up to the gallon challenge, except the version we'd heard was to drink a gallon of water in half an hour. i was pretty close with only a pint to go before i lost it. i still think i could do it if i made sure to go running beforehand.

the cinnamon looks way too painful.
posted by brigita at 12:41 PM on April 15, 2002

I had never heard of Stink Factor until yesterday. At the risk of being "La Derailleur" of my own thread, let me say that I ran across Stink Factor in a fortuitous way:

I was curious to check out the weblog of a certain Metafilter member; I had read several threads in which this weblog was mentioned. The member had removed the url of said weblog from their user page. I googled this person's username to find the weblog, and Stink Factor appeared on the first page of the Google results. Sharp eyeballs may stumble across the person I'm talking about.

And no one in my house has any chance in hell of escaping the saltine challenge. I plan on trying it tonight. We're all extremely competitive - no one ever gives up around here. This'll be interesting - I'll post the results here later. I mean, 6 saltines...
posted by iconomy at 1:04 PM on April 15, 2002

i remember eating something like 18 crackers in five minutes for a summer camp contest. I worked there and somehow I got signed up. I just remember wishing for a drop of water for about 30 minutes afterwards. didn't puke, though.
posted by mkelley at 1:06 PM on April 15, 2002

Anybody from FOX paying attention to this thread? I smell an Emmy!
posted by briank at 1:26 PM on April 15, 2002

I hear that drinking a gallon of milk is near impossible because the human body cannot handle that amount of calcium in a short time period. Is this true?
posted by futureproof at 1:53 PM on April 15, 2002

drink a gallon of milk in half an hour

FWIW, this was a gag used in the last episode of Andy Richter Controls the Universe.
posted by piskycritters at 2:57 PM on April 15, 2002

Yeah I reckon I could be up to taking part in a few seemingly impossible challenges. How about.. having sex with as many women as possible in an hour? I mean.. someone's gotta do it.

Anyone remember the competitions in Jackass? In one three people had to eat something like 50 eggs in an hour, but mostly ended up puking all over each other. Then they tried it again, but with 50 cups of egg nog that Johnny Nashville had spat in :-)
posted by wackybrit at 4:35 PM on April 15, 2002

I say Phooey to saltine crackers. 'Round these parts, this game is played with Weet-bix, a nightmare slab of flattened wheat, straight out of the depression. After the first few chews your nose becomes clogged with flying wheat flakes, making the exercise that much more challenging.
Oh, god, now I'm going to be sick just thinking of it.
posted by Catch at 5:28 PM on April 15, 2002

Briank, are you by chance insinuating that I'm being overly dramatic in my explanation of how I found this site? How could you! ;)

I issued the saltine challenge to my family like I said I would - no one could do it. I totally wimped out after the 3rd cracker. My daughter ate 5 and gave up. My son (he's 12) ate all 6 in 1:09 and my husband (he's not 12) ate all 6 in 1:07. Neither wanted to try again. So close and yet so far.
posted by iconomy at 5:41 PM on April 15, 2002

This must happen at the next MeFi gathering. Moral imperative.
posted by NortonDC at 6:39 PM on April 15, 2002

Perhaps they ought to hook up with the IFCE:

The International Federation of Competitive Eating, Inc. supervises and regulates eating contests in their various forms throughout the world. The IFOCE helps to ensure that the sport remains safe, while also seeking to achieve objectives consistent with the public interest -- namely, creating an environment in which fans may enjoy the display of competitive eating skill. (via #!/usr/bin/girl)
posted by piskycritters at 6:44 PM on April 15, 2002

Briank, are you by chance insinuating that I'm being overly dramatic in my explanation of how I found this site? How could you! ;)

Not at all, iconomy. I'm suggesting that the folks at FOX could have another super-mega-hit reality TV show if they signed these boys up.
posted by briank at 6:50 PM on April 15, 2002

Six saltines sounds like a piece of cake, but then again you're talking to a man who ate a 21 ounce burger with blue cheese and bacon just to get his picture on the wall of this joint, so just call me jaded.

One big food-consuption pissing contest, esp. among the pre-pubescent set is to see how many Warheads they can keep in their mouth at a time. I can only get to 4 before my entire body puckers and I have to give up.
posted by jonmc at 7:06 PM on April 15, 2002

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