Taco Tuesday Takes a Life

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Warning: Tacos can kill you. At least eating too many of them can.

For proof, look no further than a taco eating contest that was held after Tuesday's Fresno Grizzlies-Memphis Redbirds game in California. One of the participants, 41-year-old Dana Hutchings, was in the midst of chowing down tacos when he suddenly collapsed, according to the Fresno Sheriff's Department. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he died a short time later.

An official cause of death is pending an autopsy, which is scheduled for Thursday. "We are not ruling a cause of death yet," a rep for the sheriff's department says. "But we have an idea."

Should eating contests be allowed to continue? Have you ever competed in one?

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