Tunisian Man Dies After Eating 28 Raw Eggs
20-year old Tunisian resident, Dhaou Fatnassi, from the town of Kairouan, consumed 28 raw eggs following a bet between a friend and himself that resulted in his death, according to reports.
According to Shems FM, to win the bet, he would have needed to eat 30 raw eggs, but severe stomach pains described as intense cramps stopped him at 28.
“Doctors were called in after the young man felt strong stomach pains, but he died before medical assistance could reach him,” Tunisia’s Shems FM radio station said in a report on Wednesday.
The prize included an undisclosed sum of money.
He was pronounced dead upon arriving at the hospital. The definitive cause of death has not yet been established.
Risks of Eating Raw Eggs
According to LiveStrong.Com:
Raw or uncooked eggs pose a potential health risk, especially if you consume them on a regular basis over long periods of time. Eating raw eggs not only increases your risk of contracting disease, it can also cause vitamin and protein deficiencies. Cake batter, cookie dough and any other food that contains raw eggs should be avoided due to the potential risk of becoming ill due to bacteria that is found in some eggs.
Most common illness related to eating raw eggs is Salmonella poisoning.
Eating raw eggs can significantly increase your risk of developing salmonella poisoning, according to the United States Department of Agriculture, or USDA. Salmonella is one of the leading causes of food-borne illnesses in the United States and can cause stomach pain, diarrhea, vomiting, fever and chills. In some cases, salmonella poisoning can be fatal. The USDA recommends fully cooking eggs to kill any salmonella bacteria that may be present.
Of course, where there is money and young people, you are likely find risky behavior that seems meaningless. In October, Edward Archbold, a 32-year-old contestant in a cockroach-eating contest, died on Friday after eating one too many cockroaches.
Archbold, a snake fancier, had entered the competition at a Florida reptile store in an effort to win a python, reports E!.
A total of thirty contestants were in the event, which required each person to eat as many live giant cockroaches as they could in a limited amount of time. Archbold ate several dozen before he began to feel ill. He collapsed and was rushed to hospital, but doctors were unable to save him.
Luke Lirot, who is legally representing the store, said in a post on the store’s Facebook page that all participants “signed thorough waivers accepting responsibility for their participation in this unique and unorthodox contest.”
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