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August 3, 2012
IB Analyst Consumes 500 Starburst in Eating Challenge

Forget Michael Phelps, we’ve got a new American champion on our hands. And it’s this guy:

Yesterday, we got wind from our friends over at Business Insider and Dealbreaker of an analyst in Houston who, in the great tradition of analyst degradation eating challenges, was attempting to eat 500 Starbursts in 12 hours for the prize of $500. The cherry-flavored Starburst on top was that he was streaming this entire event on UStream; it was appropriately listed in the Sports category.

Over the course of the challenge, the stream had over 13,000 views, and supporters—including WhenInFinance—joined the chatroom to cheer on Garrison.

We watched Garrison go through the sugar highs like Buster Bluth drinking juice, and the sugar crashes where he was sad, stressed, and licking a pretzel. In the end, he completed the challenge in a flurry of confetti, wrapped himself in an American flag, and drank a beer.

He ended the chat saying “vom time…heads up for the squeamish”, stuck his fingers down his throat, and threw up on camera while holding up the Hook Em horns.

We’re proud of you, Garrison.

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Garrison on a Sugar High.

Garrison crashing.

The final Starburst:


True patriot: victory beer wrapped in the American flag:

Garrison vomits. Hook ‘em.