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Event challenges eaters with 20-foot bratwursts

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — A fundraising event in Michigan plans to pit participants with big appetites against 20-foot-long bratwursts that weigh close to six pounds.

The Wurst Challenge to benefit the FLY Children's Art Center is scheduled for Thursday evening. The event is hosted by Ypsilanti's Wurst Bar, the New Holland Brewing Co., blogger Mark Maynard and others. It's a fundraiser for nonprofit FLY's Creativity Lab in Ypsilanti.

The Ann Arbor News reported earlier this month that the bar will donate 10 cents an inch for the sausage consumed. Participants also are raising money separately. Awards will be given to the biggest eater as well as the one with the best bratwurst-eating style.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.


Landfill search for 'E.T.' video game halted

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico environmental regulators are blocking two companies from digging up an Alamogordo landfill in search of a rumored cache of what some consider the worst Atari video game of all time.

The Alamogordo News reports "E.T. The Extraterrestrial" game cartridges were rumored to have been dumped in the landfill in the 1980s.

New Mexico Environment Department spokesman Jim Winchester says an approved waste excavation plan is needed before any dig.

Winchester says the original excavation plan was rejected Feb. 27 and the companies haven't yet submitted a new one.

Fuel Entertainment and LightBox Interactive recently announced plans to search the landfill for the game that proved a financial drain for Atari.

The games were part of truckloads of Atari merchandise that were supposedly disposed of there.

Information from: Alamogordo Daily News, http://www.alamogordonews.com 

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.



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