A WOMAN in the US has set a bizarre new Guinness World Record that could be about to put you off mayonnaise for life.
Mayo may be Ireland’s most popular bottled condiment, but the antics of Michelle ‘Cardboard Shell’ Lesco may be about to change all of that.
A world-famous competitive eater and maths teacher by day, Michelle this week set a new World Record for consuming an astonishing amount mayonnaise.
Incredibly, the Arizona-based educator managed to set a record for eating the most mayo in the space of just three minutes.
Over the course of just 180 seconds, Michelle succeeded in consuming a whopping 2,448g (86.35 oz) of the white stuff – which equates to the equivalent of three and a half jars.
Her efforts were recorded for proof and posterity by Guinness and make for difficult viewing.
Ranked #9 in the world by the International Federation of Competitive Eaters (IFOCE) and Major League Eating (MLE), Michelle took up speed-eating after two of her male friends backed out of a challenge to eat 12 patties, 12 slices of cheese, lettuce, tomato, and a burger.
Michelle tackled with little fuss and has not looked back since with three Guinness World Records to her name.
As well as setting a new mayonnaise record, Michelle also holds the title for fastest time to eat a bowl of pasta (26.69 seconds) and fastest time to eat a hot dog - with no hands (21.60 seconds).
Standing not-so-tall at 5’4”, Michelle puts her speed-eating success down to her fast metabolism, though she admits a fair amount of practice is required – including a spot of stomach stretching.
"The biggest misconception about competitive eating is that all of us are like 500 pounds and 10 feet tall,” she told the Guinness World Records website.
“Back in the day when they first started these contests, they would pull people from the audience, and they picked people that they thought could eat the most – so I think that’s where it came from."
Even so, it’s probably best you don’t try this at home. You’ll never look at mayonnaise the same way again.