Tae Wah Gooding can eat 64 grains of rice in three minutes, one at a time, with chopsticks. That makes her the world's fastest rice eater, according to the Guinness World Records book.
But the rice-eating record has another claimant: Park Hwa Jin, of South Korea, who downed 176 grains in three minutes. The feat was certified by the Record Holders Republic Web site, one of a handful of upstarts challenging Guinness's role as the arbiter of world records.
There's a growing split in the world of knife-throwers, speed-talkers and other record-seekers. For decades, Guinness was the unquestioned authority on extreme achievements. Now, new rivals are emerging to challenge the monopoly -- creating some confusion for would-be record-breakers and putting Guinness on the defensive....
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