They have eating contests all over the world. But this one in Thailand is very different to say the pie eating contests that you might see at county fairs in the US. Cockle eating is a required skill in not only prising open the shells but also slurping them all down. This competition was held in Phra Samut Chedi distict of Samut Prakan where many people are fishermen. I’m not sure if I could eat cockles on a good day. But these volunteers managed to eat a whole plate full. They even had a spicy dip to help it all go down more smoothly.