A professional poker player has just agreed to a high-stakes prop bet in which the challenge is to try eating $1,000 worth of McDonald's fast food in 36 hours, and the prize if he accomplishes the dare is over $200,000!
The poker pro who's going to attempt the challenge is Mike Noori (picture), who will be getting 5:1 on the bet declared by legendary tournament director Matt Savage. Nobody knows the exact sum that Noori will win in case he manages to pull this off, but he said on Twitter that so far over $200,000 has already been booked on the proposition wager, but only a very small slice in there is his money.
Aspiring food blogger and fellow poker pro Jimmy Fricke of JimmyEatsVegas.com said on the twoplustwo poker forum, "This is impossible. If he eats the lowest calorie/dollar food available (southwest grilled chicken salad) this is still 66,000 calories."
Another poster said otherwise, "It can be done; 20,000 calories a day combined with exercise is already something many men do in training. It isn't easy but if he exercised throughout and had little rests it would help greatly."
The Game Plan
Just like those who aim to win, Noori definitely has come up with a game plan. He is going to begin with $500 worth of apple slices, followed by $200 in salads, with add-ons of cheese, bacon and guacamole.
These specific prices on the apple slices and salads were set as the maximum caps as part of the conditions of the prop bet.
With three apple slices in each bag priced at $1 each, it is still a body-torturing 1,500 apple slices that Noori would have to gulp down before even getting to the weightier burgers.
Blenders Not Allowed
Of course, there has to be burgers on the menu. In the written rules of the bet, $300 has to be spent on "hot food items", which should include at least $50 worth of burgers. Drinks don't count. Also, Noori has to eat everything that comes with the order (except the Happy Meal toy). Furthermore, using a blender is not allowed.
His safety is also put into consideration. In the official rules, it says that "puking is okay as long as he doesn't force the puke or puke repeatedly."
Massive Calorie Splurge
The typical healthy male consumes around 2,500 calories per day. This prop bet is looking to give Noori more or less 66,000 calories in a span of 36 hours. If he loses the bet and manages to survive, he will have to shell out $1000 for the food bill. If he wins, then he has to contribute $500 on his gorge session.
The fastfood burger-binge prop bet is scheduled on May 19-21 at an Arizona McDonald's.