A Russian man participating in a pancake-eating contest found out the hard way that it's probably not a good idea to stuff your face with 43 banana and cream-packed delicacies - dropping dead as he claimed the prize for his gut-busting gluttony. Boris Isayev, 48, triumphed in the pancake challenge in the town of Chernyakhovsk, …
sack of stones?
Don't you mean sack of pancakes?
...what's the IT angle ? (Apart from the fact that programmers & other IT bods are well-known for stuffing their faces with sweet fattening stodge)
.... Party Boy!
Sky News splendidly concludes: "Celebrations are said to have continued after Mr Isayev's body was taken away in an ambulance."
Now THAT'S how to celebrate a wake!
Paris, because she knows when she's had too much batter... Allegedly!
Sounds like the movie... that was Hungarian IIRC, but same difference seen from over 'ere...
Can't blame a lad for trying....
.... but it's still a FAIL.
Error in headline?
Come hungry. Leave happy.(R)
Somehow, I don't think this what IHOP had in mind when it came up with the slogan.
Revenge of the Killer Pancakes!
The Darwin Award winner
goes to the late Boris Isayev.
Old Wive's Tale
OMFG my old dear was right!! If I keep scoffing like that I WILL burst!
I feel sorry for the guy, but not as sorry as I feel for the poor souls that clean the restrooms at such events.
What a tosser
Mine's the one with the lemons in the pockets
... pancakes eat YOU.
For goodeness sakes, this happened 10 days ago. It's hardly news (and the only IT angle, I can see, on it, is that, The Inquirer had a link to the story, under their 'funny image in the banner' - oooh, about... ten days ago).
Dear El Reg,
Typing things in a cyrillic font does not make them sound authentically Russian. If you wish to include such puns in your headlines in the future, you would do well to hire an actual ethnic Russian. This would also help to diversify your overly Brit-heavy staff.
As this is the proof of the quality and journalistic integrity of your publication falling below an acceptable level, I shall henceforth be canceling my subscription to El Reg.
Could be worse. It could be a chili eating contest.
"I shall henceforth be canceling my subscription to El Reg"
Good, more reg pancake for us...
Overly Brit Heavy?
It's a British website, isn't that to be expected?
The only heavy one around here is the pancake scoffer.
How'd he die again?
Did he choke or did his gut go boom? If the former, it's just a reminder to CHEW YOUR GODDAMN FOOD FATTY! If the latter, a similar fate was covered on a show over here recently. "Gorgeous Gorge" was merely a bulimic model, however, and merely failed to purge in time.
Oh, sir, it's only wafer-thin ...
... bon appetit.