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Mr Beast humiliated by eating champion in 18-pound pizza slice challenge

Published: 3/Aug/2020 16:24

by Alice Hearing

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Popular YouTuber and philanthropist Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson has taken on one of the world’s most prolific competitive eaters in a challenge to see who can eat the world’s largest pizza slice the fastest.

Mr Beast has more than 39 million subscribers on his YouTube channel thanks to his YouTube videos that mainly see him handing out cash to his friends and strangers if they can complete a series of challenges.

Joey Chestnut and Mr Beast, world's largest pizza slice
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Joey Chestnut holds 50 World Records for eating challenges

He has recently made a comeback after a short two-week hiatus from posting videos. He came back with a bang, filming a stunt where he got every single dog in a shelter adopted.

Mr Beast and six of his pals were up against Joey Chestnut, the fastest competitive eater in the world. Joey has 50 different world records for eating, including eating 121 twinkies in 6 minutes, 30 gyros in ten minutes, and 126 tacos in 8 minutes.

Mr Beast’s team included Chris Tyson and Chandler Hallow who went up against Joey to see who could eat a 6-foot, 18-pound pizza, split between them, the fastest.

The gang was confident at first that three of them could beat one Joey Chestnut, but they were beaten even with four extra people on board. Joey finished his pizza in just over 30 minutes, while Mr Beast’s team were unable to finish their slice at all.

Before the challenge began, each man weighed themselves to compare with how much weight they had gained post-pizza. Joey weighed 229 pounds before eating and had gained 21 pounds after eating (and drinking lots of water). Mr Beast, Chandler, and Chris together weighed 537 pounds before competing and gained a collective 10 pounds.

Even Joey himself said that this pizza was one of the hardest challenges he’d ever done.

Last week, Mr Beast challenged his fans to solve the “World’s hardest riddle” and offered a $100,000 reward to the first person to find the answer. The riddle took 8 hours in total to be completed.

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Travis Scott and PlayStation tease new PS5 “Cactus Jack” Nike Dunks

Published: 23/Oct/2020 20:53

by Theo Salaun

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Travis Scott has revealed a new “TS5” teaser with PlayStation, which features a brief glimpse showcasing what appears to be a PS5 and Cactus Jack collaboration on a pair of Nike Dunk lows.

The 2020 king of collaborations, Scott, continues to up the ante. This time, he and Sony partnered to put together a teaser video, which is an obvious ode to the infamous Maxell “Blown Away Guy” advertisements from 1980.

In the social media commercial, Sony’s PlayStation headquarters are shown, followed by a few different employees who represent different aspects of the new console’s development (platform, design, and engineering). Afterward, Scott sits down, powers on a PS5, and is literally blown away.

Each employee is rocking some of Scott’s Cactus Jack merchandise, including one wearing a pair of his iconic Jordan 1 lows and one wearing a similar design, but on a pair of Nike Dunk lows. In the corner, a PS logo can be noticed by the sneaker’s heel.

It’s a short and sweet video, starting with some foreshadowing and teasing of the collaboration before finishing with a direct promotion for the PS5. An employee is seen wearing the PS5 Cactus Jack Dunks and then later, Scott himself appears to be wearing them as he kicks back and turns on the console.

In what might be obvious to those who have a keen eye for historic marketing content, the ending Scott portion of the clip is nearly a direct recreation of Maxell’s original ads from a couple decades ago. Those ads featured someone turning on one of the brand’s cassette tapes and experiencing the media quite physically. 

Similarly, Scott’s clothing, hair, and surrounding furniture are simultaneously hit with an unrelenting gust as soon as he powers on the PS5.

With the announcement from Sony that Scott has been enlisted as a “strategic creative partner,” it’s unclear exactly what the extent of this collaboration could mean. At the very least, fans can expect the two to work together on more projects.

One such project could be a pair of Cactus Jack sneakers, which would mean a three-way collab between Nike, Sony, and Scott’s own personal brand.

TRAVIS SCOTT CACTUS JACK PLAYSTATION NIKE DUNKS
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The outside of the Cactus Jack x PlayStation Nike Dunks.

Scott’s sneaker collaborations typically sell out very quickly and then dominate the resale market, where resellers net huge profits just by lucking out and being among the first to invest in his reworked designs.

This sneaker follows the original Jordan 1 design, with an inverted swoosh logo on the outside, but in a contrasting colorway. Similarly, it seems to feature a PS5 logo at the heel (as other Nike and PlayStation collaborations have). It’s unknown whether these will be made available to the public or if they will be a “friends and family” symbolic release.