Sad news from Japan today, a 12-year old student bit off more than he could chew, literally. In commemoration, the competitive eater Kobayashi will eat 150 loaves of sourdough bread.
Ok, that second part was made up. Here’s the link: http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/boy-chokes-to-death-on-bread-during-school-lunch
I know it’s wrong to laugh at this, but the whole situation seems so surreal. The bread was only 10 centimeters in diameter! And the school’s reaction strikes me as so Japanese for some reason: “Following the incident, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology notified prefectural education boards nationwide Tuesday to instruct school children to chew their food properly.”