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What It Looks Like When You Order 100 Slices Of Pork In Your Ramen Bowl

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P.K. from RocketNews24 is our hero. The reporter decided he wanted to tackle 100 slices of chashu in a single bowl of ramen, so that’s exactly what he ordered. Chashu, a fatty pork belly that’s braised until tender and served in slices, is a common topping for ramen.

Ramen chain Ishiyaki Ramen Kazan was holding a promotion where 30 slices of chashu could be added to your ramen. Typically, a regular ramen bowl only boasts 2-3 slices. Thirty slices of pork, however, wasn’t going to cut it for P.K.

The writer asked the restaurant to add an unheard of 100 slices.

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It cost about $85, Mashable reports.

While he was only tackle about 40 slices, the reporter gets mad props for attempting such a feat. Pretty sure his body’s thanking him for calling it quits.

Photos: RocketNews24

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Auto-Brewery Syndrome: The Ability to Brew Beer in Your Gut

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This guy’s beer belly will beat yours any day. In 2013, Dr. Justin McCarthy, a gastroenterologist, and Barbara Cordell, dean of nursing at Panola College, featured a paper in the International Journal of Clinical Medicine, detailing a strange case. A 61-year-old man went to the emergency room complaining of dizziness. After several tests, the nurses determined the man was drunk. Five times more than the legal limit drunk. Except the man hadn’t had any alcohol that day.

What was causing his phantom intoxication? Turns out, it was an overbalance of brewer’s yeast in his gut. His own intestines had been functioning as an internal brewery, essentially making and digesting beer in his belly. Whenever he ate starch, the yeast fermented the sugar into ethanol, making him drunk. The issue has since been dubbed “auto-brewery syndrome.”

If you’re worried about your sandwiches and chips, don’t be. Most of the time, brewer’s yeast just passes through our systems like any other food. It’s only rare cases that the yeast may take up residency in the guy and cause problems. And while we imagine it must be embarrassing at times to get drunk without drinking, it could be a pretty neat party trick.

H/T NPR + Picthx Lindsey G