Man Eats 28 Raw Eggs, Dies; Dhaou Fatnassi Finished Dare That Finished Him [VIDEO]

By Mo Mozuch on December 27, 2012 2:06 PM EST

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A Tunisian man died after eating 28 raw eggs. (Photo: Reuters)

Maybe he was just a huge 'Cool Hand Luke' fan.

Dhaou Fatnassi is the 20-year-old Tunisian man who ate 28 raw eggs, then died. (He was trying to win a bet.) Although it seems fairly obvious to most people that when a man eats 28 raw eggs, he dies, the answers might not be so obvious. While raw eggs are a prime carrier for the disease salmonella, it is not exactly a death sentence. The CDC reports that of the 1.2 million cases each year, only about 400 are fatal.

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Even then, salmonella takes several days to develop and become fatal. The CDC reports that salmonella is characterized by "diarrhea (sometimes bloody), fever, and abdominal cramps." The man who ate 28 raw eggs then died did not linger for days on end. He reported having severe abdominal cramps to the friends who dared him to do the challenge and was dead before paramedics made it to the hospital.

An investigation into how the man who ate 28 raw eggs died is underway.

Eating raw eggs has been a part of fitness culture for many years, thanks in part to this famous scene:

Granted, Rocky's five eggs can't touch the man who eats 28 raw eggs, but Rocky didn't die from it. Even though salmonella is a concern, Livestrong.com reports that only about .03 percent of the 69 billion eggs produced every year contain salmonella.

The man who ate 28 raw eggs and died is only the SECOND high-profile eating dare death this year. In October, Edward Archbold died after winning a live roach eating contest sponsored by a Florida pet shop.

What do you think? Is the adventurous eater just a victim of circumstance? Or does anyone who eats 28 raw eggs ultimately get what they deserve?

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