The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures. Janet Rudd was just being helpful when she agreed to take part in what she thought was a bit of lighthearted fun -- a marshmallow-eating contest known as chubby bunny at the Western Fair in London, Ont. It was a decision that led to her death, and many observers wonder why this game, which killed a year-old girl at an Illinois school in , is still being played. Janet and her twin Jennifer, 32, were strolling at the fairgrounds Tuesday evening when they were approached by a fair organizer who needed two people for a contest. The game calls for participants to stuff their mouths with marshmallows until they can no longer say the words "chubby bunny. Janet, described as a kind, gentle woman who liked to crochet and lived with her parents, agreed to take part.
Chubby Bunny Marshmallows Choking Death
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Snopes needs your help! Learn more. Actual occurrences can sometimes take on folkloric lives of their own, making the shift from news stories to cautionary tales through emotional responses to elements of those events. The winner is whichever child manages to utter the expression through the largest number of marshmallows. All of this additional attention served to keep the story in circulation.
Ages: 10 and up. Recommended number of players: 3 and up. Messiness factor: Have a trash can and paper towels ready for a marshmallow mess. Materials required: A few bags of medium to large sized marshmallows.
In , year-old Catherine Fish choked to death on a mouth full of marshmallows. Her teacher, who had innocently initiated the activity and then walked away, scrambled onto the scene and tried his best to resuscitate her. Two hours later, Catherine was dead. This was not an isolated incident.