Here's a little Ditty to remind you how great we have it in American next time you win a free scratch off from the lottery..
According to reports, last week in a small town called Tokmak in the southeastern part of the Ukraine, local officials held a DUMPLING EATING CONTEST. And the grand prize was . . . a one-liter jar of sour cream..
Ivan Mendel ate 10 dumplings in half a minute to win first place and a one-liter jar of sour cream in the contest held in the town of Tokmak in the southeastern Zaporizhya region on September 18, Fakty I Kommentarii newspaper said.
Shortly afterwards, Mendel became unwell and died, according to local news websites.
Dumplings, called "vareniki" in the former Soviet republic, are a staple of Ukrainian cuisine and are often stuffed with a range of fillings from mushrooms to cherries.
From YAHOO NEWS