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Teens gorging themselves to an early grave

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While online weeks ago, I stumbled across shocking photos of South Korean teenagers who publicised their bizarre dining experience: They gorged themselves on French fries piled on trays, taking pictures of their feast _ a so-called "potato party" _ and then posted them on social networks. And they also challenged the world by saying that they don't care about eating such a staggeringly unhealthy diet. 

According to news reports, the recent eating craze began in Japan when a certain fast food giant with a red-and-yellow logo launched a special promotional menu of fries, with any size order priced at just 150 (about 45 baht). When teens started arranging their potato parties and uploaded the pictures online, the craze, as expected, encouraged copycats very quickly. I'm not sure if this eating fad has become popular among Thai teens yet.

A group of youngsters in Okayama, Japan, ordered 60 large portions of fries, while a group of Korean teens bought 16 service trays piled with fries for their feast and angered the restaurant's staff who asked them to leave as their fry feast, which lasted for three hours, annoyed other customers.

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