Saturday, November 6, 2010

1848 - It Doesn't Pay To NOT Bet

"A man in Providence, Rhode Island, bet five dollars that he could eat a large basket of peaches in one hour. He was successful, having dispatched one hundred and fifty-two good sized peaches in fifty-two minutes." "Another man eat a basket full without betting and died in consequence - of the eating, and not the bet." 

Date: September 13, 1848 
Location: Massachusetts 
Paper: National Aegis

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