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New record in winning a cheese-curd eating contest

Can you woof down a half-pound of cheese curds in less than two minutes? Tim Swokowski of Kaukauna set a new record over the weekend, when he won the curd eating contest at the Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival in Little Chute, near Appleton. He ate a half-pound of the rubbery curds in one-minute, 46 seconds. That's 21 seconds ahead of the previous record of 2:07. The contest has been taking place for 25 years. Swokowski says it's a lot harder to swallow cheese than you might think - and you need plenty of water to help get it all down. He says the big secret is to eat chunks of cheese, and not do a lot of chewing.