Could you eat four large Big Mac meals in under an hour?
This new challenge, thrown out by a group of McDonald’s fans who enjoy watching people suffer.
The Big Mac Meal Challenge, as described on the group’s Facebook page, involves eating four large Big Macs, four large fries, and four large milkshakes, all within a single hour.
No substitutions are allowed, and every last bite must be consumed, including every tiny scrap of lettuce. Pickles are optional, because, as the Facebook page states, they really don’t matter.
The eater is allowed to consume the food however they choose – the Facebook page says that you can “heat it, blend it all up in a bucket and drink it, chill it, swallow it whole…whatever” if you so choose. As long as everything’s been eaten, you win.
Oh, and you have to keep it all down for half an hour afterwards. That which has been eaten needs to remain eaten.
Before you start gearing up for the challenge, though, be aware; the organizers of this event are entirely certain that nobody will ever manage to beat the timer.
They’re perfectly happy to pay for your food as well as hand over the £100 prize money ($129 in US currency), but if you fail to complete the challenge, not only do you have to pay for all the food you’ve failed to eat, but you also have to buy a pint for the three friends who’ve set up the challenge.
“It is not a good idea to attempt this as it is physically impossible, regardless of your preparations, strategy, size or weight. Believe us, we’ve seen it all.
“DISCLAIMER: The organizers and host venue take no responsibility for any risks undertaken or damages caused to your person, your mental state, you not being able to show up at work for the next two days because of your smell, your personal/professional reputation or short to long term health risks. You will be filmed and it will be posted here.
“Fair warning: If you think you can do this, you’re wrong. But for some reason people keep on trying. And we’ll keep drinking their beer.”
The organizers of this challenge have been at this for a while – since 2005, in fact. In all that time, nobody has managed to complete the challenge.
But hey, maybe you’re different.
Admittedly, there hasn’t been a new post on the Facebook page since 2015, but that doesn’t mean you’re not in with a shot, and it won’t stop you from trying this at home, even in an unofficial capacity. You might not be able to claim the cash, but winning bragging rights is still a significant victory!
If you’re going to give it a try, good luck to you. You’re going to need it.