1797: Cuckfield man undertakes an unusual wager...

Hampshire Chronicle - Saturday 07 January 1797

A man of Cuckfield, a flax dresser by profession, has undertaken, for a trifling wager, to eat a square foot (30.5 cms) of plum pudding in a fortnight - a foot of plum pudding contains no less than 1738 cubic inches (28480 cubic cms) , and will weigh, if properly baked, 42 pounds. (19 Kg) The man began on Thursday last.

A giant plum pudding

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