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Topic: Drinking Contest Cheats
Message: Posted by: Jonathanmc (Mar 15, 2007 06:06PM)
***This question is about the HISTORY and DOCUMENTATION of people who have been able to consume large amounts of adult beverages or cheat at doing so to win a contest. I am not looking to actually do this or advocate doing this, I am only looking for stories to tell while doing an any drink routine.**

Does anyone have information on drinking bets, contests etc? Ways of cheating at these things or other methods cheats have used.

***Again, I do not advocate binge drinking, alchoholism etc.***
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (Mar 15, 2007 07:44PM)
I'm not sure if you want ways to drink a lot without getting drunk or how to chug a beer quickly. I can tell you that if doing a chug contest with a can of beer; put a hole in the bottom and cover it with your finger, then toss the beer can back, release the hole, and the beer will shoot down your gullet. This is similar to the beer bong idea.
Message: Posted by: airship (Mar 16, 2007 11:38AM)
Guinness dropped drinking records from their records book many years back due to litigation concerns. But Wikipedia has some information here on previous speed drinking records:

Message: Posted by: Amade3us (Apr 2, 2007 11:24PM)
Whoa, Santa.

I'm just barely legal to drink, and hadn't heard of this before. That was amazing.

Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (Apr 3, 2007 12:11AM)
It works well eh? I was in the Navy and shooting back beer for speed was a regular event for us.
Message: Posted by: Vandy Grift (Apr 3, 2007 09:23AM)
You have to poke a hole in the bottom, put your mouth on the hole then release the tab on top. That's how you "shotgun" a beer. I've been involved in, and watched many drinking contests. The only real cheating I've seen is people who spill too much on purpose. Usually it's pretty obvious and the person is disqualified.
Message: Posted by: MagiClyde (Apr 3, 2007 09:53PM)
I remember a Ripley entry about a guy who was to become either leader of his tribe or head of an office. In order to do it, he had to drink out of this really large cup and consume the entire thing in one go!

Since I don't remember the reference, I'm hoping someone else can remember this bit of trivia.

Of course, there should be plenty of stories regarding Oktoberfest SOMEWHERE!
Message: Posted by: Lambertmoon (Apr 6, 2007 12:14PM)
When they started the draft around 1980, I went down to the post office to register and met a couple of old grammar school friends. We decided to skip out and head to a new bar that opened recently boasting of having something like 80+ different types of bottled beer.

We made a deal to try as many different brands as possible and the person who drank the most would win 25 bucks from each guy. There were three of us. The bar-maid heard our bet and when the other two guys went to shoot pool I asked her to keep feeding me the different domestic brews and those guys the imports.
They never put two and two together and I ended up winning 50 bucks, wasn't drafted and got the bar-maids number.

Good times

If you get the bartender in on a bet and use your imagination you could pretty much clean up. Just map it out beforehand.
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (Apr 17, 2007 11:22PM)
Lambertmoon, no on was drafted. The draft ended in 1973 and there has been an all volunteer military since then. This may keep you from being that guy in Stripes who said "I joined the Army to avoid the draft" Sargent says "they ended the draft years ago" unbright fellow "they had one?".
Message: Posted by: Lambertmoon (Apr 19, 2007 09:25AM)
You're right Magic Santa. At that time there was real talk of starting it up again with the Russians invading Afghanistan and the hostages in Iran. The first step was registering everyone. It was a long time ago but I remember us being very close. Kind of like today.
Message: Posted by: Vandy Grift (Apr 19, 2007 11:22AM)
LOL! I love that part in Stripes. "There was one?"

Lambertmoon, I remember doing that as well. It was registering for the Selective Service. I had to go down and register on my 18th birthday, even though I had already signed a contract with the Marines and was going to Boot Camp in two weeks!
Message: Posted by: Lambertmoon (Apr 19, 2007 11:56AM)
They still made you register? Military intelligence I guess.

I briefly toyed around with enlisting. Sometimes I regret it, sometimes I don't.

The Marines are hot after my 17 yr old now. We get at least one call per week from one of the branches of the military.

Vandy-were you part of the Grenada invasion in 83? If not, I'm sure you or Magic Santa have some drinking stories to get this thread back on track.
Message: Posted by: Vandy Grift (Apr 19, 2007 12:45PM)
No, I was still in High School in 83. Whew, I can imagine what it would be like to have a son of military age right now. Scary times.
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (Apr 19, 2007 06:46PM)
I got ya beat Vandy, I was in Beirut Lebannon (yes, I was in the Middle East when being in the Middle East wasn't cooooool) and got a threatening letter that if I didn't register with selective service I'd be in trouble. The military did not and does not have anything to do with selective service registration. I was in The Fauklands as an 'observer' during that war and Beirut, I actually witnessed, from a distance of course, the first American being kidnapped for those of you who remember that, he was also the last guy released. I was also involved with some things in Central America and the Carib.

There is nothing wrong with serving in the military. I've run into more people who regretted not service than I have those that didn't find value in it. Just think about what you want and which branch is likely to deliver it. I never considered anything beyond Navy as I wanted to work with Mr Limpett.
Message: Posted by: manal (Apr 20, 2007 12:10AM)
I did beer bongs once in my life, the night before we pulled out for an I. O. cruise (this was just a few days after the Marine barracks in Lebanon was bombed). Hauling in lines with a hangover is no fun.
We hit some lovely ports including one in Somalia. We had to sit off the coast for three days as the tug boat Capt. was drunk on bathtub gin.
I quit drinking about 10 years ago. I don't miss it.
My 18 yr. old son is presently serving in The Marine Corps.
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (Apr 20, 2007 02:53AM)
Lost some friends in that bombing. What ship were you on? At that time I was on the USS New Jersey BB62. Congrats to your son, he has joined a brotherhood that will last a lifetime.
Message: Posted by: manal (May 3, 2007 06:36PM)
I was on USS Sierra AD 18, a repair ship.Sorry about your loss.We were in the area for 6 months working on tne frigates and destroyers. I pray for my son daily ( he turned 19 on April 23rd ) and I have a great respect for those in the Marine Corps.
Sorry for the hijack JonathonMC.As far as cheating at chugging I can't help you.I just opened my gullet and poured.
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (May 4, 2007 01:42AM)
I was on AS 33....figure that'n out sports fans.
Message: Posted by: chappers (May 4, 2007 03:23AM)
Might not be completely on the point but I recently read an article about the legendary drinking prowess of Andre the Giant at the Modern Drunkard website. http://www.moderndrunkardmagazine.com/issues/10_06/10_06_andre_giant.html. Might be of interest.

Message: Posted by: tpax (May 11, 2007 07:23PM)
On 2007-05-04 04:23, chappers wrote:
Might not be completely on the point but I recently read an article about the legendary drinking prowess of Andre the Giant at the Modern Drunkard website. http://www.moderndrunkardmagazine.com/issues/10_06/10_06_andre_giant.html. Might be of interest.

This is worth reading!
Message: Posted by: Matt Malinas (May 24, 2007 06:09AM)
The fastest way to drink a beer is to pour it directly into your stomach. you can achieve this with a little practice. it's not particularly healthy for your stomach but it is the fastest way as you do not have to waste time swallowing. I learned this while I was still in high school. still wins me money once in a while.

Message: Posted by: ccccchunt (Jun 21, 2007 01:48PM)
Here is a good one to pull on that person that always brags about how much they can drink:

Bet them that they cannot drink a 1 oz. shot of beer every minute for an hour!!

Most people think this will be very easy because a shot is quite small, however, if you total it out this is 5 beers in an hour (12 oz size). Another thing they do not realize is that taking in small steady quantities overrides the bodies natural protection and it absorbs the alchohol in the beer much faster. This is especially true with imported brews with a higher alchohol content.

A lot of guys used to do this in college to get drunk when they were low on cash!!!!

I guarantee this person will be VERY tipsy at the end of the hour!!!
Message: Posted by: AnthonyMaze (Jul 11, 2007 12:06AM)
There was a guy on "THE MAN SHOW" on comedy central and he would down 2 pints in a matter of 2-3 seconds. It was incredible. He would do it at the end of the show sometimes.

Im sure there is a clip on youtube somewhere...
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (Jul 11, 2007 12:45AM)
A. Maze! Haaa haa!
Message: Posted by: kcg5 (Oct 21, 2007 12:32PM)
Yeah, but that guy on the man show died... of liver disease...

To the gentleman with stories of the military, and to the man with the son in the marines-i would like to thanks you for the sacrifices that yourselves and your familes have made for our country.

Message: Posted by: stache (Jan 25, 2008 11:40AM)
Actually Red, from The Man Show, died from prostate cancer or more to the point "complications from prostate cancer" I remember a docter friend of mine telling me that no one dies from the disease anymore, they die from the complications that come with having the disease. Just remember that early detection is the key to stopping this killer.

On a brighter note, ccccchunt thank you for the little scientific point, though I myself am not a beer drinker I have a lot of friends that are and I am sure that the same idea will work with rum just as well. I will have to try it tonight.

Back to the subject of this thread, there is a great drinking contest cheat on another thread about drinking three beers while the other person drinks three shots. The rules state that niether person can touch any of the other person's glasses. You down a beer then invert the glass and put it over one of the shots before the other person has a chance to drink all of the shots. that's a great little idea, I think.
Message: Posted by: iambest (Apr 10, 2008 04:03PM)
I know some Russians that usually drink about 1.5 litres of Vodka per man, in about 2h. Every friday and saturday. One of them even got into the local newspaper when he fell from the balcony from the 5th floor, there was a party up there. Guess what happened to him?

He got up, and went back to the party!

The headline was:

Vodka Saved!
Message: Posted by: Pauldela (Jun 11, 2008 06:27PM)
I love doing that Santa!
Message: Posted by: Rodentia (Sep 2, 2008 03:53AM)
Back to the subject of this thread, there is a great drinking contest cheat on another thread about drinking three beers while the other person drinks three shots. The rules state that niether person can touch any of the other person's glasses. You down a beer then invert the glass and put it over one of the shots before the other person has a chance to drink all of the shots. that's a great little idea, I think.

Brian Brushwood covers this in one of his youtube episodes.
Message: Posted by: mindguru (Feb 5, 2011 07:41PM)
I'm not sure if it's a cheat but the only thing that has worked for me is eating a meal just before to help soak up the alcohol, or plain bread.
Message: Posted by: epIFany (Feb 10, 2011 09:19PM)
My uncle is a Dr. and another Dr. in his office bet a guy he could drink the longest without passing out or going to the bathroom. It was a considerable bet, I believe $1000.00. The Dr. put in a catheter. He drank a lot of water before he went so the the flowing process started soon after he got there.
Message: Posted by: kal (Feb 25, 2011 03:34PM)
I don't know if this is essentially about 'fastest drinking' tricks/scams but one I have used...ahem...heard of, involves having a very important accomplish.
So someone, lets call him "mal", sits at the bar drinking, and eventually gets to boasting. He's clearly had a few already. Eventually someone challenges him.
So he says let's have a contest, we'll both drink vodka (at least I will, that's my drink, you can have whatever spirit you want). Loser pays for the drinks.
Suffice to say, 'mal' drinks the other fellow literally under the table within an hour or so. The fellow has to pay up (or his friends).
The loser pays for about a full bottle of vodka. The half he drank and the half I drank.

If you can't figure it out it's pretty simple. There is a bottle each and the barman is in on it. He pours my, eh 'mals' drinks from a bottle filled with water. A little act and a lot of balls and you both split the money for the second vodka bottle.

Not that I would ever encourage excessive drinking or gambling of course. ;)
Message: Posted by: vanp8 (Oct 3, 2011 09:07PM)
When I was in the Army I saw a beer drinking contest with a special mug from Germany. The premise was it was a left handed beer mug. It had holes all around the rim like a dribble glass. the bet was you couldn't take a drink of beer without spilling some on yourself. The person who brought the mug could drink beer all night with out spilling a drop he always made sure to pick mug up with his left hand. They always kept adding beer to the mug before it was empty because the secret was hole in bottom of mug was attached to hole on rim which was used like straw to drink beer and to spit out mouthful to prove a drink had been taken. Without knowledge of secret you ended up with beer all over you and wallet lighter.
Message: Posted by: griffindance (Oct 20, 2011 06:11AM)
That post on Andre the Giant was more than impressive (2 bottles of Vodka = Warm and fuzzy inside) but its moved.

Newest link is here http://www.drunkard.com/issues/10_06/10_06_andre_giant.html
Message: Posted by: aalexander (Feb 22, 2013 09:08PM)
I remembered reading about the KGB developing pills so that their spies would be able to drink without being drunk. Did some searching and it turns out the story is at least half true. They were pills made to increase the metabolism of alcohol, and are rumoured to have started as a KGB project. No controlled trials have proved their effectiveness, but they are now sold as hangover cures. Here's a [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antipokhmelin]link[/url].

For someone who is compiling a history of being able to consume lots of alcohol or pretend to have, it seems like a good fit. Either as an amazing true story, or an amazing marketing gimmick and legend for some pills.

Message: Posted by: TheRedFez (Nov 1, 2016 12:45AM)
In one of Marilyn Manson's books he mentions a trick similar to kal's. He gets in a drinking contest with a groupie that had been getting on his nerves. The groupie was taking shots of Jose Cuervo while Manson was drinking shots of flat pbr.

I've used that trick to win a lot of bets. Buy a pbr when you walk into the bar, and leave it open for a while. Then you walk up to the biggest guy in the bar, and bet that he would lose a drinking contest with anyone in the bar. When he picks the smallest girl in the bar, you go and get some shots and empty glasses.

Flat pbr is disgusting, so she'll make a face. You have to have a really good "inside joke smile" to keep her from revealing it though.
Message: Posted by: Slappy (Mar 25, 2019 03:23PM)
Bill Foster, was known as the Fox and owned a bar in Santa Monica called The Fox Inn before he did The Man Show. He died of prostate cancer.