Poker pro Mike Noori accepted the prop bet offered by WPT Tour Director Matt Savage, to eat McDonald's food worth $1,000 in 36 hours. The prize if he accomplishes it - $200,000!
The bet garnered the attention of the poker community after Matt Savage stipulated the conditions of the bet, which included at least $200 to be spent on salads, at least $300 should be spent on hot food items wherein $50 has to be burgers, and what's worse; drinks aren't included in the total.
Whichever way you look at it, even considering the fact that Noori's game plan involved spending $500 on apple bags, he is going to put himself in an eating spree containing 66,000 calories that has to be squeezed in just one day and a half!
In the world of fast food restaurants, imagine trying to eat over $10 worth of McDonald's food in just one sitting, and truth is, it's not easy to do. Furthermore, fast food is quite affordable, so $10 can buy you a lot of food.
If you were one of those who thought that this is a highly impossible feat to accomplish, then it turns out you're right. Noori miserably failed as he tried to consume the monstrous amount of fastfood items. Actually, he didn't even get really close to the goal.
Noori documented his eating escapade on his Twitter account https://twitter.com/McHamburgler1k, eating a plethora of various McDonald's food that we love (or hate) to eat. On May 19, he even got into the spirit of the challenge by donning a Hamburglar costume, ordered several items like chicken breasts, McNuggets, bacon strips, parfaits, McFlurrys, apple slices, and even tubs of guacamole, and said, "3 hours in, $138 worth of food ordered, about $60 consumed. Going to play golf!"
Despite his best efforts, with just a final total of $95 of food eaten, Noori was truly struggling, and it was quite obvious he had extremely low chances of winning the prop bet. When he was just going for a second round of his orders, he dropped a hint that it's going to fail, "I don't really have much of an appetite."
It was the start of day 2, yet his first tweet for that day said it all:
Two hours later, he finally decided to throw in the towel:
Noori got odds of just 5:1 - really, no chance of getting this in the bag.
However, the bright side is that it appears the bet had somehow transformed into a charity drive, raising $14,000 in the process (to be given to the needy in Vietnam on Christmas), so even if Noori performed poorly on the bet, maybe most of us would let him off the hook this time.