Woman Eats 50 Slices of Pumpkin Pie in 10 Minutes, Sets New Record

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People really love the flavor of pumpkin pie—so much so that they want to taste it in their lattes, SPAM, and hamburgers. But no one is as devoted to the autumnal treat as Molly Schuyler. As UPI reports, the competitive eater ate 50 slices of the stuff at a pumpkin pie eating contest on September 28, breaking her own record.

Every fall, the Great Pumpkin Farm in Clarence, New York hosts the World Pumpkin Pie Eating Championship to see who can consume a season's worth of pie in one sitting. To make things even more challenging, contestants are forbidden from using their hands to "squeeze or disfigure the precious pumpkin pie."

Anyone who's been following the contest shouldn't be surprised to see that Schuyler came out on top: She won in 2017 with a record-breaking 48 slices, and again in 2018 with 44. But this year she bested herself, setting a new record with 50 pieces in 10 minutes.

Schuyler's insatiable appetite isn't limited to pie. The world-famous competitive eater has earned records for downing copious amounts of beef patties, bratwurst, pizza, fried mushrooms, and Nashville-style hot chicken. Based on her pumpkin pie-eating prowess alone, she has become a celebrity at the Great Pumpkin Farm.

Schuyler was awarded $1000 for winning the contest and an extra $500 for setting a new record. She finished nine slices ahead of the second-place contestant, which means competitors should start training now if they want a chance at beating her next year.

[h/t UPI]

Amazon's Under-the-Radar Coupon Page Features Deals on Home Goods, Electronics, and Groceries

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McBroken: This Website Saves You a Trip to McDonald's By Telling You If Their Ice Cream Machine Is Down

McDonald's ice cream remains an elusive treat.
McDonald's ice cream remains an elusive treat.
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Fast food is about indulgence, and there are few menu items that promote cravings more than the soft-serve ice cream cones and McFlurry treats at McDonald’s. These pseudo-dairy desserts have an ardent fan base despite the fact that the machines dispensing them are frequently out of service for maintenance or cleaning.

Now, a new website can inform customers when a McDonald’s ice cream machine may be down. It’s called McBroken, and The Verge reports it was created by 24-year-old software engineer Rashiq Zahid. The site maintains a map that displays in real time which restaurants are able to offer ice cream and which aren't.

How does Zahid gather this information? A program attempts to place a McSundae order at every McDonald’s location in the United States via their app. If it’s added to his cart, the location gets a green dot and is prepared to dispense ice cream. If not, a red dot indicates there will be no ice cream forthcoming.

McBroken also keeps a running tally of the percentage of all restaurants without a working machine. At last glance, it was at 10.93 percent.

According to The Verge, Zahid was inspired to create McBroken after failing to retrieve a McSundae while in Berlin, Germany, over the summer. His program, or bot, originally attempted to order a McSundae every minute, but the McDonald’s app declared the activity suspicious. Now, he has set it to attempt an order every 30 minutes. The system works, Zahid said, because he verified the results against locations he visited in Berlin in person.