• Short Summary

    Reigning champion "Hot Tamale" Sanchez of Layfayette, Louisiana in the United States successfully defended his title against eleven masochistic contenders in the Bienniel International Hot Pepper Eating Contest recently.

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    Reigning champion "Hot Tamale" Sanchez of Layfayette, Louisiana in the United States successfully defended his title against eleven masochistic contenders in the Bienniel International Hot Pepper Eating Contest recently. The eat-off was held in the Louisiana town of New Iberia.

    The twelve men and women who took part came mainly from Texas and Louisiana and were chosen from forty applicants. In the first heats they had to keep straight faces and betray no signs of suffering as they chomped through searing serving of chili, jalapeno and serano peppers. For the four survivors - the ultimate test - the dreaded chili bolero-a Spanish pepper reputed to have been sown from a seed from Hades.

    After this test only George "Warm Wind" Winford of Baton Rouge and the defending champ Juan "Hot Tamale" Sanchez were left. After another eat-off in which they both downed second doses of the chili bolero they were still neck to neck. Then Winford made a tragic mistake he ate his next pepper in three bites instead of two.

    After he'd cooled off the triumphant Sanchez, who is reputed to have eaten about two million peppers during his flaming career, was asked by newsmen why he did it. "Because of some sort of recognition I guess" he said.

    SYNOPSIS:In the town of New Iberia in Louisiana, U.S.A. recently a large crowd gathered to cheer on a group of people who really like it hot. Reporter, Jim Keyser of WDSU-TV, New Orleans was there to join in the fun.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9ODEZAUZC4BAN7PI3IHHUTHGT
    Media URN:
    VLVA9ODEZAUZC4BAN7PI3IHHUTHGT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/11/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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