Bob Hawke, record-holding drinker, has died

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Bob Hawke, record-holding drinker, has died

Post by Kriegsspiel » Thu May 16, 2019 7:04 pm

Bob Hawke, world record beer drinker, has died.

Hawke, a personal drinking hero, set the Guinness World Record while attending Oxford University as a Rhodes scholar by chugging 2.5 pints (48oz, or 4 regular cans) of beer in 11 seconds. The current record is 5 seconds. Here is a video of him chugging a beer in a stadium. In addition to his feats of alcoholic prowess, he was Prime Minister of Australia.
I hated all the things I had toiled for under the sun, because I must leave them to the one who comes after me. Who knows whether that person will be wise or foolish? Yet they will have control over all the fruit of my toil into which I have poured my effort and skill under the sun. . . Nothing is better for a man than to eat and drink and enjoy his work.
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Re: Bob Hawke, record-holding drinker, has died

Post by Hal » Fri May 17, 2019 6:19 am

I remember him speaking just after the America's yacht racing cup was won... (doesn't seem like 36 years ago)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8mdHO2_Zo8

and the "secret" winged keel

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winged_keel
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Re: Bob Hawke, record-holding drinker, has died

Post by jacksonM » Sat May 18, 2019 5:18 pm

RIP
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