With a minute left to go in the annual brat-eating contest at the Seymour Oktoberfest, Jeremiah Forster took his headphones out of his ears, sat back and chewed.
The closest competition was five brats behind him, so he figured he could stop.
In 10 grueling minutes, the Bedford resident downed 15 whole brats to take home the first-place prize of $500. An additional $250 went to the local charity of his choice: the Humane Society of Jackson County.
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