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A Russian man participating in a pancake-eating contest found out the hard way that it's probably not a good idea to stuff your face with 43 banana and cream-packed delicacies - dropping dead as he claimed the prize for his gut-busting gluttony. Boris Isayev, 48, triumphed in the pancake challenge in the town of Chernyakhovsk …


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  1. Chris Thomas

    sack of stones?

    Don't you mean sack of pancakes?

  2. Jimbo
    IT Angle


    ...what's the IT angle ? (Apart from the fact that programmers & other IT bods are well-known for stuffing their faces with sweet fattening stodge)

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    .... Party Boy!

    Sky News splendidly concludes: "Celebrations are said to have continued after Mr Isayev's body was taken away in an ambulance."

    Now THAT'S how to celebrate a wake!

    Poor/stupid chap

    Paris, because she knows when she's had too much batter... Allegedly!

  4. hugo tyson


    Sounds like the movie... that was Hungarian IIRC, but same difference seen from over 'ere...

  5. Finbar MacFinagall
    Thumb Up

    Can't blame a lad for trying....

    .... but it's still a FAIL.

  6. Roy Stilling

    Error in headline?

    "сабос" shurely?

  7. Eddy Ito

    Come hungry. Leave happy.(R)

    Somehow, I don't think this what IHOP had in mind when it came up with the slogan.

  8. Tim Schomer



  9. General A. Annoying

    Revenge of the Killer Pancakes!


  10. Gaetan

    The Darwin Award winner

    goes to the late Boris Isayev.

  11. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Old Wive's Tale

    OMFG my old dear was right!! If I keep scoffing like that I WILL burst!

  12. Anonymous Coward


    I feel sorry for the guy, but not as sorry as I feel for the poor souls that clean the restrooms at such events.

  13. Anonymous Coward

    What a tosser

    Mine's the one with the lemons in the pockets

  14. Bad Beaver

    In Russia...

    ... pancakes eat YOU.

  15. Daniel


    For goodeness sakes, this happened 10 days ago. It's hardly news (and the only IT angle, I can see, on it, is that, The Inquirer had a link to the story, under their 'funny image in the banner' - oooh, about... ten days ago).

  16. Dalen

    Dear El Reg,

    Typing things in a cyrillic font does not make them sound authentically Russian. If you wish to include such puns in your headlines in the future, you would do well to hire an actual ethnic Russian. This would also help to diversify your overly Brit-heavy staff.

    As this is the proof of the quality and journalistic integrity of your publication falling below an acceptable level, I shall henceforth be canceling my subscription to El Reg.

  17. kain preacher


    Could be worse. It could be a chili eating contest.

  18. Daniel Garcia


    "I shall henceforth be canceling my subscription to El Reg"

    Good, more reg pancake for us...

    no wait!

  19. James Hughes


    Overly Brit Heavy?

    It's a British website, isn't that to be expected?

    The only heavy one around here is the pancake scoffer.

  20. BioTube

    How'd he die again?

    Did he choke or did his gut go boom? If the former, it's just a reminder to CHEW YOUR GODDAMN FOOD FATTY! If the latter, a similar fate was covered on a show over here recently. "Gorgeous Gorge" was merely a bulimic model, however, and merely failed to purge in time.

  21. skeptical i

    Oh, sir, it's only wafer-thin ...

    ... bon appetit.

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