The event, which was sponsored by Major League Eating (the organization that puts on the annual Coney Island Hot Dog Eating Contest, among many other high profile celebrations of skillful gluttony), brought together 10 of the country's foremost competitive eaters on stage in Indianapolis. The objective was to beat the current world record for most ice cream consumed in six minutes, which until yesterday stood at 15 pints, set by Joey Chestnut.
Sudo handily beat his record, somehow downing 1.5 more in the same amount of time. To do it, she averaged 2.75 pints per minute, or roughly half a cup every five and a half seconds. And while she didn't have to contend with toppings or mixed-in ingredients since plain vanilla was the provided ice cream variety, that's still a hell of a lot of freezing cold dairy dessert. A cool 8,580 calories worth, to be precise, based on the number of calories in a pint of the Prairie Fields' vanilla used in the contest.
And as if the threat of a debilitating brain freeze weren't enough to throw the eaters off of their game, the Indy Star reports that the six minute contest was made even more dramatic thanks to the blaring of Eminem's "Lose Yourself" over the loudspeakers.