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Steve-O Takes On Insane Hot Wing Challenge Against Doctor’s Orders

Those who have followed Steve-O throughout his career know that it’s a miracle he’s still with us. Steve-O has stapled his ball sack to his leg, put a venomous spider in his mouth, and has been shot in the ass with a BB gun, amongst  several other terrible, terrible things he’s accomplished.

The former Wildboy has been through a lot of self-inflicted hell, yet with that kind of reputation, he was still hesitant to go through this hot wing challenge. Adding to the lore of his bravery, Steve-O mentions his doctor advises him against eating spicy foods. But he’s Steve-O, so of course he’s going to go on a show with the spiciest hot wings on the planet.

First We Feast’s latest episode of Hot Ones had Steve-O go through 10 wings, (vegan, by Steve-O’s request) and each one was hotter than the last.

As the Jackass alum made his way through each boneless wing, he told insane stories of diving off a balcony, his infamous Sea World protest, and YouTube’s influence on physical-style pranks.

As scared as Steve-O seemed at the start of the interview, he actually took the heat pretty well, as you would expect a butt-stapling maniac to do.

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Meet 5 Vegans Who Are More Badass Than You

People have a tendency to think of vegans as annoying, West Coast hippies who only want to destroy the dining world as you know it. People just assume they’re frail, meek, mumbly softies who, in a nasally voice, ask, “Oh no, is there cream in this?” But those are just (lazy) stereotypes. To further prove the point, here are five tough, wild, and/or reckless dudes you had no idea were vegans. They should definitely remain near the bottom of your list of desired enemies.

1. RZA
Rapper

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Wu-Tang Clan’s de facto leader is a notable vegan, having even worked with Peta to promote the meatless lifestyle. In one interview with the animal rights organization, the hip-hop innovator said, “I don’t need a dead animal or dead piece of flesh to go into my live body. There’s nothing on this planet that doesn’t want to live. I had animals as friends. They was happy to see me in their own animal way. I’m quite sure they did not want to be on my plate.” He also once rapped, “Ruler Zig-Zag-Zig Allah jam is fatal, quick to stick my Wu-Tang sword right through your navel.” Rza ain’t nuthing ta f’ wit.

2. Steve-O
Stuntman

The assumed indestructible Jackass star actually became a vegan because of his crew’s antics. Typing veganism into his desire to get clean, the wildman explained to Rolling Stone that he was doing so many drugs that he was hearing voices, finally watching a Krishna monk discussing “how it’s difficult for Westerners to be saved because there’s such little respect for life on the planet.” He ultimately found his developing belief system inconsistent with the way Jackass that messed animals in their hijinks. He’s since narrated a video for Farm Sanctuary, a group that saves farm animals from the slaughterhouse.

3. Samuel L. Jackson
Actor

Inspired after reading Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn’s book Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease: The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure, the authoritative performer cited health reasons for going vegan, adding that he was “just trying to live forever.” He also lost a considerable amount of weight because of the diet, and Nick Fury only seems to be getting tougher.

4. John Joseph
Musician

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Fronting a hardcore band that came out of 1980s New York is a pretty immediate hand-over of cred. Add in some love for practicing boxing and you’ve got the on-and-off singer for the Cro-Mags. He’s also written a book called Meat is for Pussies: A How-To Guide for Dudes Who Want to Get Fit, Kick Ass, and Take Names, which is pretty self-explanatory.

5. Jake Shields
MMA Fighter

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Typically vegan (definitely vegetarian), the welterweight strongman is open about his day-to-day diet to show the challenges of getting so much protein without compromising a healthy lifestyle. His food intake wasn’t the starting point though, as he explained, “I never even really thought about eating meat. It’s something that always seemed a little gross to me, especially with the way animals are treated and what not. The older I got, the more I started doing a little research, and started realizing all the health benefits as well.”

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Steve-O, Ryan Gosling, Zooey Deschanel & Others Write a Strongly Worded Letter to McDonald’s

You know if celebrities say it, it must be true, and it must be important.

In this case, a collective of celebrities, including Ryan Gosling, Emily Deschanel, Alicia Silverstone, Kristin Bauer, Bryan Adams, Zooey Deschanel, Wendie Malick, Maria Menounos, Steve-O and Ed Begley, Jr. have pieced together a rather letter of concern to McDonald’s about their egg suppliers.

Less than a month ago, McDonald’s dropped one of their largest egg suppliers after a report by ABC News shed light on the unsanitary conditions and animal abuse occurring at Sparboe Farms. Following that unnerving report, Target also dropped Sparboe Farms as a supplier.

And now? It’s time for the celebrities to bat cleanup. OK, I’m sensationalizing. Their letter puts their hearts at the right place, and uses their platform as a vehicle for change. It’s a worthy read, and here it is in full, adressed to Mr. Skinner, the current CEO of McDonald’s:

Dear Mr. Skinner:

After visiting McDonaldsCruelty.com and learning from my friends at Mercy For Animals that McDonald’s egg suppliers routinely torture egg-laying hens and their baby chicks, I have to tell you: “I’m Hatin’ It.”

On behalf of compassionate people everywhere, I implore you to help end the needless suffering of these animals by adopting strict and meaningful animal welfare policies worldwide, including the commitment to prohibit the purchase of eggs produced by hens who spend their miserable lives crammed into tiny wire cages.

While McDonald’s has already established a 100% cage-free purchasing policy in Europe, your U.S. restaurants continue to support egg factory farms that confine hens for most of their lives in cages so small they can’t even spread their wings.nearly anything that comes naturally to them. Common sense tells us that animals with legs and wings should be given the basic freedom to move.

Sadly, there is not a single federal law to protect hens from cruelty from the time they hatch to the time they are killed. While McDonald’s brags about the “billions and billions served,” millions of hens exploited for your restaurants are being grossly underserved. In fact, these animals are being abused in ways that would land your egg suppliers in jail, if dogs or cats were the victims.

In MFA’s investigative video, McDonald’s egg suppliers are shown burning off the beaks of baby birds without painkillers, chicks are shown trapped and mangled in cage wire suffering from untreated wounds, live chicks are slowly suffocated in trash bags, and dead and rotting corpses are left in cages with hens still laying eggs for McDonald’s Egg McMuffins.

While all of these abuses are unconscionable, perhaps the worst form of torture forced on these innocent animals is the use of battery cages. As you should know, battery cages are considered so cruel that leading animal welfare experts condemn them, and the entire European Union, as well as California and Michigan, have banned their use. A growing number of your competitors have already committed to only buying eggs from cage-free suppliers. It’s time for McDonald’s to stop clowning around and help put an end to some of the most abusive factory farming practices.

It’s a good time for some great changes at McDonald’s. As the largest egg buyer in the entire country, McDonald’s has the power – and the moral responsibility – to ensure that the eggs in its Egg McMuffins don’t come from rotten egg suppliers.

As a civilized society, it’s our moral obligation to prevent cruelty to animals – including those used in food production. Thank you for your consideration of this important issue.

Sincerely,
Ryan Gosling
Emily Deschanel
Alicia Silverstone
Kristin Bauer
Bryan Adams
Zooey Deschanel
Wendie Malick
Maria Menounos
Steve-O
Ed Begley, Jr.

[via TheConsumerist]