A Denver man has died while participating in a doughnut eating competition

Authorities say that Denver Residenet, Travis Malouf, died this past Sunday, when he was a contestant during, Voodoo Doughnut’s 80-second Half-Pound Doughnut Challenge. Witnesses say that Malouf died while chocking on a Donut.

Apparently, no one at the contest, knew the Heimlich Maneuver, which may have saved his life say Authorities. The official cause of death was cited as, "asphyxia due to obstruction of the airway".

In a strange coincidence, this occurred on the same day that a 20-year-old Connecticut College Student died after participating in a pancake-eating contest! In that contest, In that incident, Caitlin Nelson, of Clark, New Jersey, had been eating approximately 5 pancakes before collapsing to the floor. She later died at the hospital.

Maybe contests like these aren't a great idea after all. I always remember My Mom telling me to SLOW DOWN while eating, and to thoroughly CHEW my food before swallowing....Maybe I should heed to that advice.

In any event, if you would like to find out more, read HERE