The Vending Machine Challenge
Our coworker Matt was at a bachelor party, where he heard about this bet: eating one of every item in a vending machine. We started looking at the one in the office, and figured that to eat everything within a regular work day, that translated to somethingn like 4.375 items per hour – one item, every 13.7 minutes.
It was all a theoretical thing, but our friend Anthony threw down the gauntlet and agreed to tackle the challenge head-on.
- The attempt needs to take place on the premises, at the EI office.
- All items must be consumed between 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
- Eat every item in the Q101 office vending machine.
- Inability to consume all items from the Q101 office vending machine.
Anthony will get the collection of money that was raised: $70.
Anthony must pay for all the snacks (approximate value: $25).
Anthony unfortunately didn’t make it all the way through. He was a trooper, and had shown up on the arranged day, despite having just (barely) recovered from a pretty serious illness a few days prior.
He took several breaks throughout the day, but finally had to call it quits around 3:30 PM. Interestingly enough, it wasn’t the sugar that did him in, but all the sodium.
Word of warning, to all you would-be attempters out there: this one’s harder than it looks!