Burger King asked people on Instagram if anyone was king enough to eat all 11 burgers on their menu, a whopping 6,370 calories' worth of burgers. "L. A. Beast" responded with this video of him taking on the Burger King Challenge. "L.A. Beast" Kevin Strahle is a competitive eater who posts videos of himself attempting eating challenges under the YouTube handle skippy62able, along with other crazy stunts. Last week he posted "How To Rip 30 Phone Books In Half In 3 Minutes" and "L.A. Beast Drinks A Gallon of Tabasco Sauce." If that's not intense enough for you, you can watch one of his post popular videos, "Eating a Ghost Chili Pepper."
The Burger King challenge video begins with Strahle in the Burger King drive through making funny faces at his viewers. He then explains the challenge wearing a Burger King paper crown. Despite the humor, the 11 burger challenge is no small feat. As Strahle consumes the burgers, a calorie counter in the corner counts up to 6,370 calories - and that's not including the two bottles of Gatorade he uses to wash the burgers down. An average man burns 1500 to 1800 calories a day. The "L.A. Beast" consumed over 3 times that in 24 minutes.
The Burger King challenge included the hamburger, cheeseburger, bacon cheeseburger, double bacon cheeseburger, Junior Whopper, Whopper, Angry Whopper, Double Whopper, Triple Whopper with cheese and, instead of the new King Burger, which wasn't available, another Whopper.
The Double Whopper with cheese is 1780mg of sodium, which is 77% of the recommended 2300mg daily sodium intake, based on a 2000 calorie diet. The Triple Whopper (without cheese) clocks in at 1160 calories and 170mg of cholesterol, out of 300mg maximum recommended daily value.
To make the challenge more intense, Strahle wore a shock collar that his roommate activated every time he complained. At one point the L.A. Beast stopped and groaned, "I can't breathe no more" and received a shock from his roommate. When he finished the challenge, in pain, Strahle proudly proclaimed, "Now I'm the burger king."
The L.A. Beast recognizes that the Burger King challenge and his other feats are incredibly unhealthy and dangerous. Just in case the risk isn't obvious, Strahle's videos warn that his challenges should "NEVER be attempted or duplicated by anyone - ever." The tagline on his YouTube page reads "I got to go to the hospital!"
Burger King provides nutrition information for all of their menu items in pdf format on their website.
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