My sneakers smell worse than yours! There!

You call those rotten?

Thirteen-year-old Katharine Tuck’s sneakers smell as bad as they look. Now, at least, the Utah seventh-grader can afford some new ones. On Tuesday, she out-ranked six other children to win $2,500 in the 32nd annual National Odor-Eaters Rotten Sneaker Contest, stinking up the joint with a pair of well-worn 1½-year-old Nikes so noxious they had the judges wincing.

“I’m so proud of the little stinker,” said her mother, Paula Tuck. Ah, the foul smell of success.

You only need to have been living in the same hostel wing that I occupied. I am sure there were many that would have given this pair a run for their money. Much stink about nothing, I say!

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  1. They showed this competition on the early morning news some day of last week and it was so sick! The judges actually had to smell these sneakers and do it with a straight face without retching! And in response, one of the newsreaders actually reached down and got out his show and offered it to the others in the panel (two women) for them to smell it! Made me go WTF!

    Apparently, these kids willingly prepare those stinkers by letting smelly things (cheese etc.?) stay on these shoes and rot till they stink. And they also wear them to the competition? WTF!

  2. The moms reaction is absolutely priceless. I mean she was actually proud.

    Long live the US. Really.

    Heh.

  3. A classic example of brining honour to one’s family : P