Tunisian Man Dies After Winning Contest By Eating 28 Raw Eggs

eggDisgusting eating contests appear to be a certain fatal attraction these days. We recently discussed the death of a man who won a roach-eating contest. Now a Tunisian man, Dhaou Fatnassi, 20, has died in a raw egg eating contest. He won after eating 28 and then died.

Fatnassi was challenged to the contest by friends and started experiencing stomach pains after winning.

Given the voluntary nature of such moronic contests, it is hard to assign liability. There is more of a basis for lawsuit with businesses that offer awards for dangerous acts. Those businesses however often require very detailed waivers from participants. We discuss the liability of stores in our torts class, particularly in light of the Weirum v. RKO decision holding a radio station liable for injuries caused to a third party when teenagers drove recklessly to find The Real Don Steele in his marked van. The court held that the reckless driving was a foreseeable response of teenagers to the promise of free concert tickets. However, this is liability to third parties generally. In this case, the man was a volunteer who clearly understood what he was engaged in as a contest. Indeed, he could have stopped at any time.

In the end, Cool Hand Luke ate 22 more but they were cooked:

Source: AU

21 thoughts on “Tunisian Man Dies After Winning Contest By Eating 28 Raw Eggs

  1. A young man who is with it and current on America, etc. works at my pharmacy. Today he mentioned the danger that cultural infection from America is to Sweden. As he is always laughing, I was surprised, although he did say it with a smile. I agreed with him.

    Fortunately, we have too few cockroaches. We do have other imports from there, which we would do better without. Coke sniffing among the wannabe elite is one example.

    In case you haven’t got my message, it is that not all cultural impulses from the states are healthy, not even egg-eating contests.
    BTW, was there a loser, or did he do it alone on a dare?

  2. I wish we had the same freedom of choice when
    it comes to street drugs ,prostitution, seat belts
    but mommy and daddy Government insists on protecting
    me from me.

  3. Cool Hand Luke is my favorite movie of all time. When I saw the post I was hoping I’d get to put the clip up. JT did it for me.

    Also, reminds me that Ernest Borgnine(Dragline) was one of the celebrities to pass away this year. He is a favorite of mine too.

    “Nah – calling it your job don’t make it right, Boss.”–Luke

  4. BF, You quoted a great line. When I went to work @ Leavenworth, just a few years after this films release, I had such a wierd feeling having southern inmates calling me “boss” or “boss man.” I would hear in my head, “Shakin’ the bush, boss.”

  5. You can say that again. A zoosexual dieing having sex with his horse caused an uproars, but the public is nonplussed with a a person dies from over eating. They think whoops there gores another one, and then chant, do it again, do it again. Do you hear an out cry against the activity? No you do not. The sexual activity of a zoo however is demonized made a misdemeanor or a felony. The laws of man are crazy.

  6. You can say that again. A zoosexual dying after having sex with his horse causers an uproar, but the public is nonplussed when a person dies from over eating. They think whoops there gores another one, and then chant, do it again, do it again. Do you hear an out cry against the activity? No you do not. The sexual activity of a zoo however is demonized made a misdemeanor or a felony. The laws of man are crazy.

  7. Nick

    I was pretty sure you were also a fan. I think it may have come up in discussion before. I’m not big on cliches, but they just don’t make em like that anymore.

  8. Also, I screwed up. Not sure why I was thinking that Ernest Borgnine was Dragline. It was George Kennedy, still very much alive.

    Derp. Hopefully I won’t catch too much grief for that.

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