Operation: Get Your Lem On
January 27th, 2010

Posted by Tim

When life gives you lemons… Force your friends to eat a bunch of them really fast so that their teeth get all squidgy, like we did in this episode of the Iron Stomach Challenge:

Then, after that’s over and you’ve posted the video of it on the internet, encourage all of your fans to do the same thing!

In this Loading Ready Runners Operation, your task is to compete with Lemon Race winner James Turner, who was able to eat fourteen lemon wedges in two minutes.

If you think you’re up to it, we want you to film yourself eating as many lemon wedges as you can in two minutes. A lemon wedge is a quarter of a lemon. You must eat all of the flesh of the lemon wedge. The skin of the lemon must not be removed before you start.

Upload your video (which will preferably be a single shot so you don’t do any trickery with video cuts) to YouTube and post it as a video response to the original Lemon Race video on YouTube.

Whoever eats the most lemon wedges in two minutes will receive mad props and a medal on the forums!

This contest will remain open until midnight PST on Friday, February 12, 2010.

January 31: The first challenger has clocked in!


  1. Not sure I’ll do this one, mostly because I’m nervous about putting my face on the Tubes (and there’s really no way to do it without that).

    Comment by King Kool — January 27, 2010 @ 1:28 pm

  2. 15 wedges in 120 seconds is one wedge every 8 seconds.

    I think this is achievable but hell no will I attempt it.

    Comment by Lyinginbedmon — January 27, 2010 @ 1:30 pm

  3. I would try this, but I don’t have a video camera.

    Comment by wartjr2373 — January 27, 2010 @ 1:34 pm

  4. I kind of get the feeling there won’t be a lot of competition on this one. Maybe I’m wrong, butI know I don’t want to eat that many lemons.

    Comment by Yaxley — January 27, 2010 @ 1:36 pm

  5. So wait.. does this mean the Runners site is defunct?

    Or is Tim being silly, and posting operations where he shouldn’t?

    Comment by Chuckles — January 27, 2010 @ 2:18 pm

  6. I will be buying lemons as part of my groceries this weekend to give this a shot, the video will be shot on my laptop cam sadly…

    I have yet to decide if this is a lie or not.

    Also, mmmm lemons.

    Comment by moohawk/nosole — January 27, 2010 @ 2:52 pm

  7. I actually like eating lemons, I don’t think I’ve had that many at once but but I can try 🙂

    Comment by Atomic Pigeon — January 27, 2010 @ 2:54 pm

  8. Wow, this seems like a pretty tempting challenge to do.
    I assume the use of Miracle Berries is not allowed.

    Comment by Xix — January 27, 2010 @ 3:03 pm

  9. Well back in NZ on the 8th so I may have time to give it a crack. I do like lemons 🙂

    Comment by dempsas — January 27, 2010 @ 4:52 pm

  10. …waits for life to give me some lemons…

    Comment by Danielle — January 28, 2010 @ 1:14 pm

  11. I made an attempt at this challenge, its up on youtube as ‘ISC Lemon Reply’
    I only managed 8 wedges =[ It’s harder than it looks lol

    Comment by Tarty2000 — January 30, 2010 @ 11:42 am

  12. I did one, it is posted as a video response. It hasn’t appeared yet, I think it needs to be approved. It sucks worse that anticipated. No excuses!

    Comment by Emperor Gum — January 31, 2010 @ 1:55 pm

  13. I just bought the lemons today! Hopefully I can get through it easier than previous combatants. =P

    Comment by Aristes — January 31, 2010 @ 8:04 pm

  14. Oh man I LOVE lemons. When I get back from Vernon I gotta get in on this one.

    Comment by Shandi — February 1, 2010 @ 12:07 am

  15. RIGHT. So i got a bit delayed here in recording the video… But I managed to eat 14 of the lemons in time! Damn 15th was in my mouth when the buzzer went….damn…It has just finished uploading and you can check it out when the Crew lets it through. =P good luck everyone!

    Comment by Aristes — February 5, 2010 @ 2:39 am

  16. Dam, that means I’m out of the running, nice work Aristes! Will check out your video when it becomes available

    Comment by Tarty2000 — February 5, 2010 @ 11:45 am

  17. Ok, video is currently uploading. I managed 16 lemons! And now I need to go and eat a bowl of sugar. 😡

    Comment by Cokey — February 6, 2010 @ 4:49 am

  18. My friend just tried it and managed 14 wedges… unfortunately her camera failed to record it! She may try again later.

    Comment by Tarty2000 — February 8, 2010 @ 5:55 am

  19. Mine’s up, and should eventually appear under vid replies. I would totally like to try this again. I think I can do better, but it was fun though. I kept eating the leftovers after.

    Comment by Shandi — February 11, 2010 @ 8:46 pm

  20. yay mines just uploading-

    I forgot it was just suppoosed to be two minutes, but I managed twenty wedges in three minutes (thats all the wedges I had) I guess thats at just under that rate James managed= 6.6666 per minute

    Comment by Atomic Pigeon — February 12, 2010 @ 5:46 am

  21. I got 15 in two minutes. It’s a video response, also here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHw1zBqj4v4

    Comment by tfaironpirate — February 16, 2010 @ 4:44 pm

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