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noodle competition

suck it all in one go
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each participant gets a bowl having a single lengthy (may be 25 mt) string of noodle, 1 end in the mouth, whistle blown and they start sucking it in, the one who finishes first is the winner.

They can break the noodle inside the mouth and swallow it up while holding on to the next bit inside the mouth to continue sucking, noodle breaks and falls out, participant disqualified.

ravi kris334, May 24 2018

https://getyarn.io/...c-8069-957582e75682 [2 fries shy of a happy meal, May 24 2018]

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       This would necessitate the development of an internationally standardized noodle. [+]
MaxwellBuchanan, May 24 2018
  

       You would need a really really tall pot to cook that noodle too and hopefully not break it in the process.   

       Not necessarily. 12" spaghetti can be cooked in 3" of water.   

       But, welcome to the Halfbakery, [WITAAW]
MaxwellBuchanan, May 24 2018
  

       A hand gesture would indicate the actual length of noodle as the winner rose from the table, calling "So long, suckers!"   

       This just gets better, the more I think about it. [+]
pertinax, May 24 2018
  

       This competition naturally lends itself to different categories for those of different skill levels.
Wrongfellow, May 25 2018
  

       Can noodles be produced by an on-site just-in-time continuous extrusion process ?   

       If so, this is the killer application for the technology.
8th of 7, May 25 2018
  

       ...and if they can, at what velocities?
Wrongfellow, May 25 2018
  

       The noodle production speed needs to be matched to the consumption speed.   

       A "U" of noodle, like the take-up loop in front of a film projector gate, would be needed, the slack in the noodle being sensed optically.   

       Given a sufficiently large data set on rate of intake vs. time, it should be quite easy to predict the "Mr. Creosote" point where fat, greedy carbohydrate addicts literally explode.
8th of 7, May 25 2018
  

       //The noodle production speed needs to be matched to the consumption speed.//   

       Why?   

       I'm thinking of this being a bit like Formula 1, except slightly more antagonistic.   

       The eaters compete on who can swallow noodles the fastest, and the makers compete on whose noodle production machine can run at the fastest speed.   

       If the makers are allowed to outpace the eaters, surely that makes for much better television?
Wrongfellow, May 25 2018
  

       Indeed. We look forward with anticipatory glee to the spectacle of on-camera abdominal ruptures.
8th of 7, May 26 2018
  

       Just out of interest, [8th], when was the last time your "freude" was *not* of the "schaden" variety?
pertinax, May 26 2018
  

       // when was the last time your "freude" was *not* of the "schaden" variety? //   

       19 May this year; the night before the Royal Wedding we beamed down into the stables at Windsor Castle and added a massive portion of ground legumes to the horse feed.   

       You can see Harry and Meghan smiling bravely through the stench ...   

       There is a set of road works the progress of which we have been monitoring closely ... when they arrive outside a certain cat's home, we intend to purloin their road-roller, and run amok ...   

       Any day now. Remember, you heard it here first.
8th of 7, May 27 2018
  

       + I like it.
xandram, May 28 2018
  

       + I like it.
xandram, May 28 2018
  

       If the noodle from the extrusion machine makes a U dip into a bowl of broth you could cunningly steer it to go through the oil to slurp faster. Also, people with bigger cheeks might win because they could produce more volume of negative pressure.
beanangel, May 29 2018
  

       Eating contest. Ew.
nomocrow, May 31 2018
  

       // Ew. //   

       Actually it's more often a sort of BLEURRRRGHHHHH ...HURRRK ... Urrrgh ... HERURRRGGGH .... hukkkkrrr .... and unpleasant noises to that effect.
8th of 7, May 31 2018
  

       //Eating contest. Ew.//   

       With you there. There is a television programme (from the US, I believe) called something like "Man versus Food", in which someone tries to eat a grossly oversized portion of crap. It is gross.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 31 2018
  

       On a cheerier note, there is a chain of eateries in Malaysia called Nööödle. How can anyone not like three o's and three umlauts?
MaxwellBuchanan, May 31 2018
  

       And on another cheery note, global annual consumption of noodle is approximately 1 trillion metres. This could be supplied by a single noodle extruder extruding noodle at 71,347 mph. If the machine were pointed towards Alpha Centauri, the noodle-bridge would reach its destination in about 1300 years.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 31 2018
  
      
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