Tuesday, October 23, 2007

I honestly don't think he can help himself

Sometime in the past few weeks, Jerry and his radio morning show co-anchor, Troy, stumbled upon a few websites dedicated to "The Cinnamon Challenge." The basic idea is that the human mouth is incapable of swallowing a heaping tablespoon of cinnamon.

But when it comes to food challenges, Jerry is always up for proving naysayers wrong. (See: Pickle juice.)

So, no sooner than Jerry could declare, "I CAN DO IT," the guys were already planning the on-air event.

And, of course, they videotaped it.

And, yes, my spice rack now has an empty space where the cinnamon should be.

24 comments:

Jennifer said...

LOL! Who knew that something that seems so simple could be so hard!

gorakagaz said...

haha...that was hilarious. *shudder* that must have been unpleasant, to say the least.

Mom said...

I'm buying you cinnamon!!!

Pauline said...

Haha! That is hilarious. I want to try it.

petra said...

Cinnamon is one of my favorites spices. I started to think why it is so hard to down a tablespoon of cinnamon. But it must be because it's dry powder and all that... I don't know.

By they way, has Jerry ever tasted Tyrkisk Peber candies? That's different kind of "hot candy" from your cinnamon candy.

kristin said...

A morning radio show did that here in Altanta this morning as well. I haven't checked out their video yet but the audio was hysterical. I can only imagine what it was like with Jerry as the main character :)

Janice said...

haha that's so gross! I actually had no idea that it's almost impossible :) ...maybe I could bet with some people ;)

jsi said...

No kidding - it seems so simple, but its gotta be hard to do. I have to admit, I'm ready to listen to the advice of others...no cinnamon means no snickerdoodles.

Guys can be such little boys sometimes.

fiona said...

Good stuff. =)
And I can tell Jer's lost weight; good for him!! Brian's done the same thing. However it's a bit depressing when I'm nine and a half months pregnant and I'm bigger'n a whale, and my boyfriend is becoming the incredibly shrinking man.
Oh, and tomorrow is D-Day for me; scheduled for my c-section at 10 your time tomorrow!!! I can't wait!!!

tossedrice said...

yuck.

p.s. jerry looks like he lost some weight!! good for him :)

Ray said...

I NEVER in my life knew that it was so hard to swallow just a tablespoon of Cinnamon!! That is just too crazy! Funny video though. Thanks for posting it.

Take, care.

Ray said...

P.S. Now I feel like trying it & recording it. Although I know that I shouldn't! Hehe. =)

Anonymous said...

you have a beautiful voice! :]

chelsea said...

We've tried that in culinary, no one can do it! have you heard of the bread challenge? Its almost imposssible to eat a slice of plain bread and not drink or eat anything else

Tiffany said...

I was going to mention Jerry's weight loss but I was beat to it!

I wonder if this will spark any additional competitions... salt, pepper...

Sheryl said...

Too funny! I was sure he had it!!! If he can't do it, then it's impossible.

Randall said...

Teehee - did he do it?!

Randall said...

Okay, okay - I went and found the clip. Too funny! You would think it wouldn't be that hard!

And he was so adorable describing how he got a little down and, oh no, here it comes back up!

MandyElvins said...

Ahhhhhahaha that was HILARIOUS!

Ray said...

Okay so I just tried it. I won't get into detail. BUT: Results. Weren't. Good! I'll never do that again! LOL! I've learned my lesson.

Your husband's a strong man for doing what little he did! Seriously.

Wendy said...

Ugh! IT sounds and looked disgusting!

Kristin said...

Your husband is such a dweeb, lol.

-KrIsTiN-

Lioncloud said...

Ah, but can you _snort_ a heaping teaspoon of cinnamon through a netti pot?????

Anonymous said...

Note to self....do not watch this video while at work.