File this one under How'd They Do That?
Molly Schuyler, a 125-pound mother of four from Nebraska, took on the 72-ounce steak challenge at Sayler's Old Country Kitchen and handily defeated the challenge.
Schuyler ate the 72-ounce top sirloin in under 3 minutes. An hour after eating the steak, Schuyler had a burger.
You have to see this to believe it. It's just...primal.
Her official time was 2 minutes, 44 seconds. Unbelievable! Except not! Because there's video proof that she did it!
The steak challenge has been a staple at Sayler's in Portland, Oregon since 1948. Over 1,900 people have attempted it through the years with the fastest record--prior to Schuyler's that is--being held by not-competitive eater "Furious Pete." He downed his steak in 7 minutes in 2010.
Brian Sayler, restaurant owner, says that the usual time is around 12 or 13 minutes.
"This is just strange," he adds. "I couldn't help but keep watching. It was disturbing."
Schuyler stopped into Sayler's as part of a four-day food tour of the Pacific Northwest. The day before she at the 72-ounce steak, she ate a 12 pound sandwich, which she says was difficult.
"There was so much chewing. After a while you just want to quit."
I don't know about you guys, but it doesn't look like there was much chewing going on with that steak.
Schuyler says that her food devouring capabilities used to be something embarrassing, and then one day she realized she could get cool trips and earn money for her family by putting her unusual skill to the test.
"It provides an income for my family, but if I get sick or get sick of it, I'm done," she says. "Right now I get to travel, but it's not worth dying over."