Man devours 58 feet of NETTLES to become world champion
| Harry Howard For Mailonline
7/29/2019 11:39 PM EST
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A new world stinging-eating nettle champion has been declared after one hungry participant ate 58ft of the painful plant.
Tony Jeyes devoured 29 2ft-long stems to take the title and was one of dozens of competitors to take part in the annual event, held at the Bottle Inn pub in the village of Marshwood, Dorset.
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Mr Jeyes was joined in the winner category by Lindy Rogers, 67, who took the women's title after eating 46ft of nettles.
Ms Rogers, 67, had only entered the eccentric contest at the last minute but her method of dipping nettles into cider before eating them proved a winner.
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