Taco Kills California Man
Everyone loves tacos. Is it possible that too much of a something good can harm you? Or worse? Tacos can kill you. At least eating too many of them can. For proof, look no further than a taco eating contest that was held after Tuesday's Fresno Grizzlies-Memphis Redbirds game in California, reports Fox 5. Competitive eating as a sport, or entertainment has continued to gain popularity. The Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest is televised nationally on ESPN. The eating contest was called the annual taco truck showdown. There will be a world championship taco eating contest this weekend at the ballpark. No word as of the time of this publication on whether or not the contest will still be held.
One of the participants, 41-year-old Dana Hutchings, was in the midst of chowing down tacos when he suddenly collapsed, according to the Fresno Sheriff's Department. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he died a short time later.
The Fresno Grizzlies have taken the news of Hutchings death to heart. The team is devastated says WNKY. An official cause of death is pending an autopsy, which is scheduled for Thursday. "We are not ruling a cause of death yet," a rep for the sheriff's department says. "But we have an idea." Should eating contests be allowed to continue? Have you ever competed in one?