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Watch a 125-pound woman devour nine pounds of steak in 15 minutes

Jay Busbee
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This is mesmerizing: 15 minutes of competitive eater Molly Schuyler devouring two 72-ounce steaks in 15 minutes, over the course of just one hour.

Schuyler is a 125-pound mother of four from Omaha who's making a name for herself on the competitive eating circuit. Earlier this year, she won the Wing Bowl in Philadelphia by devouring 363 wings (not a typo) in 30 minutes. And on Monday, she traveled to Amarillo, Texas and took on the Big Texan Steak Ranch's 72-ounce beast, not once but twice. For most humans, the 72-ouncer is free if you can get the entire thing down in an hour. If not? That'll be $72, my friend.

She ate the first entire meal in under five minutes, then took her time downing the second. The speed of the first steak devouring, 4:58, broke fellow competitive eater Joey Chestnut's 8:52 record by almost half. She paused for some time before attacking the second, but still managed to put that one away in 9:59, getting both done in under an hour.

"The second one, I wasn’t going really for time," Schuyler said, according to the Amarillo Globe-News. "There was no point. I had to do it in under an hour, so I was fine."

Best part? The salad, bread, and baked potato, which seem like unnecessary additions to a meat-eating contest, get vacuumed up right along with the steak. Schuyler shovels the salad in by hand, shreds the bread to pieces, and smashes the potato like roadkill to inhale it all.

Her advice to up-and-coming competitive eaters? "Just be careful how you eat the steak," she said. "It's very chokeable food."

She fared far better than another noted competitive eater:

Schuyler has promised to go back and try to get down three meals in under an hour. Amazing.

"We witnessed history," Big Texan co-owner Danny Lee said. "If there’s a zombie apocalypse, I want to stay away from this girl."

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