Here Is the Largest Meal Someone Has Ever Eaten

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Unfortunately, she didn’t live to tell about it
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Think you can eat 16 pounds of food in one sitting?

Have you ever eaten so much that you swear you’re about to burst? Thankfully, it’s extremely difficult to eat more than our stomach can handle; we tend to get extremely full and possibly throw up before anything drastic happens. But according to the Guinness Book of World Records, the largest meal ever eaten defies comprehension, and was also fatal.

According to the record book, in 1985 the medical journal The Lancet published a story about the largest meal eaten in modern history. Eaten by a 23-year-old woman, the meal was made up of one pound of liver, two pounds of kidneys, eight ounces of steak, two eggs, one pound of cheese, two large slices of bread, one pound of mushrooms, two pounds of carrots, one cauliflower, 10 peaches, four pears, two apples, four bananas, two pounds of plums, two pounds of grapes, and two glasses of milk, reaching 16 pounds in total.

The woman “later died following attempts to have the undigested food surgically removed,” the journal noted. 

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