Wednesday, March 23, 2005

You know this kid gets the chicks

Ladies, meet Noah Nielsen. He's only 10 years old, but he might be worth the wait. Noah just won the 30th annual National Odor-Eaters Rotten Sneaker Contest. He defeated six other contestants for a $300 government savings bond, $100 for new shoes, and a supply (hopefully, a lifetime's worth) of Odor-Eaters.

Noah, what's the secret to your success? America wants to know.

"No socks, ever," he told the Associated Press.
"The stank was from rubbing my toes back and forth and making them sweaty."

How nasty were Nielsen's feet? They made one of the judges gag.
"Human feet shouldn't smell that bad," said judge Bill Fraser, who's also the Montpelier city manager.

But apparently, this kid was serious about winning. He wouldn't take a bath in the week leading up to the contest. And even when his parents made him, he hung his feet out of the tub.

Those parents must be so proud...