Monday, April 18, 2011

Mardi Craw

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Mmm... sexy.

Plus things like this. A 100-pound Korean woman is clawing her way up the competitive eating ladder with her latest win: a crayfish-eating contest in New Orleans.

From UPI:
But Sonya Thomas didn't win her championship easily because Baton Rouge native Adrian Morgan forced her to an eat-off at the Rouses World Championship Crawfish Eating Contest on Saturday, The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune reported Sunday.

She and Morgan each downed 3 1/4 pounds of crawfish in 10 minutes, but Thomas bested him in a tiebreaker.

"I'm the seafood champion," Thomas said after the contest.

Her seafood appetite is nothing if not prodigious. She set records of 44 lobsters in 12 minutes, 26 dozen raw clams in 6 minutes, 46 dozen oysters in 10 minutes and 46 crab cakes, also in 10 minutes.
A crawfish or marine crayfish, also known as a spiny lobster, is called a kajae (가재) in Korean. Loosely translated, it means "sea cockroach." No, I'm making that up... Or am I?

After the BP oil spill, I'm guessing Louisianans have been reduced to eating creatures like this en masse.

You'd think if there were a Korean willing to eat pounds and pounds
of these disgusting-looking creatures, it would be a
North Korean.

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