• Short Summary

    ENGLAND, WHICH DOESN'T BOAST MANY WORLD TITLE HOLDERS BY WINNING ITS TIGHT LITTLE ISLAND, REDEEMED THE BALANCE ON SATURDAY (JUNE 8), BY WINNING THREE WORLD RECORDS.

  • Description

    ENGLAND, WHICH DOESN'T BOAST MANY WORLD TITLE HOLDERS BY WINNING ITS TIGHT LITTLE ISLAND, REDEEMED THE BALANCE ON SATURDAY (JUNE 8), BY WINNING THREE WORLD RECORDS.

    THIRTY-SEVEN-YEAR-OLD LIONEL TUTT WHO COMES FROM DUNSTABLE IN BEDFORDSH, RE WON THE WORLD BEER DRINKING TITLE AT BILTON NEAR HULL, YORKSHIRE. ADMITTEDLY THERE WEREN'T ANY OVERSEAS CONTESTANTS BUT HE PUT UP AN IMPRESSIVE, IF EASY TO SWALLOW, PERFORMANCE.

    LIONEL GUSHED HIS WAY TO THE TITLE BY DRINKING 17 PINTS (9.6 LITRES) OF FOAMING BRITISH BEER IN AN HOUR. AND HE WAS ON HIS FEET AT THE END OF IT. IT WAS A MARATHON OF ITS KIND. IT DIDN'T TAKE A LOT OUT OF HIM - BUT AS ONE OBSERVER PUT IT, IT PUT A LOT IN HIM.

    IT WAS A DAY OF RECORDS, REALLY A CROWD OF 10,000 GASPED AS 30 YEAR OLD MIKE BARSLEY GULPED HIS WAY TO THE TITLE OF THE WORLD'S FASTEST DRINKER. HE DOWNED A PINT (.57 LITRES) IN 3.2 SECONDS. HIS PRIZE A SILVER CUP AND FREE BEER FOR A YEAR. A YEAR'S BEER AT A PINT EVERY 3.2 SECONDS WOULD TOTAL 164,250 PINTS ---- OR 20,513 GALLONS.

    AND A HULL BARGE SKIPPER, HERBERT WEBSTER, AGED 40, SET A WORLD RECORD BY SWIGGING A THREE PINT (1.17 LITRES) YARD (1 METER) OF ALE IN 14 SECONDS. HE CONFESSED AFTERWARDS HE'D HAD A WARM UP BY DRINKING A PRACTICE THREE PINTS.

    BUT UNLIKE MOST WORLD VICTORIES THERE WAS NO CELEBRATION DRINK --- NOT EVEN A SIP OF CHAMPAGNE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC2CIG6XLW4M7LIOGPI0VKSDFO
    Media URN:
    VLVAC2CIG6XLW4M7LIOGPI0VKSDFO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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