Woman dies in cake-eating contest

Woman dies in cake-eating contest
A plate of heart-stopping Australian lamington cakes. YouTube video

[Ed. – Technically, this was also apparently a meat pie-eating contest, so it’s possible something besides the cake sent the poor soul off.  It does sound, however, as if the traditional Australian cake in question might kill the heck out of me.]

A woman died while taking part in a cake-eating competition to celebrate Australia Day, local media reported Monday.

Paramedics were called to a pub in the state of Queensland on Sunday afternoon after a woman was involved in a “medical incident”.

Public broadcaster ABC reported the 60-year-old had a seizure after she “shovelled a lamington into her mouth”.

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Lamingtons, a traditional Australian dessert, are cube-shaped sponge cakes dipped in chocolate and covered in grated coconut.

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