No roots for this bloke

The Cheese Eating Surrender Monkeys will be annoyed about losing this to the Poms but they are probably getting used to it after losing everything since Waterloo .

A British man has eaten 49 garlic cloves to take out first prize in the first annual World Garlic Eating Competition.

Oliver Farmer won the inaugural contest, run by a garlic farm in the south-west English county of Dorset, where competitors had to eat as many pre-peeled cloves as possible in five minutes.

“The garlic keeps coming back – it gets stronger and stronger,” he told local website Inside Dorset.

He took home $173 in prize money for his efforts. 

Event organiser Mark Botwright told the BBC: “It was absolutely fantastic and an unbelievable result.”

Runner-up Ali Harvey, from Seatown, who managed to eat 46 cloves, was quoted by the BBC as saying: “(I’m) in pain. It’s really a lot spicier than you’d think.

“I thought I was going to be sick at the end.

“I’m full of garlic now but it was cracking fun.”

A total of 26 people took part in the competition, with the rules stating that cloves had to be eaten one at a time but could be washed down with liquid.

The world record is currently held by Deepak Sharma Bajagain, who ate 34 cloves in just one minute in Nepal in 2009.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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