Say What?!: Eggnog-Chugging Contest Leads to Hospital Stay

PROVO, Utah – A Utah man who chugged a quart of eggnog in 12 seconds to win a restaurant gift card said he was also awarded with a three-day stay in the hospital.

Ryan Roche, whose victory was captured in a video posted to YouTube, said he was challenged to the eggnog-chugging contest at his work Christmas party last week and he had to beat a 22-second record to win a gift card to Ruth’s Chris Steak House.

“I just opened up my throat, didn’t even swallow,” he told KSL-TV. “I pretty much poured it down.”

Roche finished off the quart in 12 seconds.

“I got done, and I was gasping, I couldn’t breathe,” he said.

Roche said his breathing troubles intensified in the ensuing hours and he started feeling shaky and nauseous. He said a friend who is in medical school recommended he go to the hospital, where doctors said he was “dry drowning” from the eggnog in his lungs.

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