Woman dislocates jaw eating triple-patty burger

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LIVERPOOL - A woman in England apparently bit off more than she could chew when she tried to tackle a triple stack hamburger.

Nicola Peate, 25, suffered a dislocated jaw while attempting to eat a triple-patty burger at a Liverpool, U.K., restaurant. According to the Guardian, she tried to laugh it off at first, but sought medical attention after the pain persisted.

"I tried to eat it with a knife and fork and couldn't. I couldn't open my mouth fully," Peate said in a U.K. Press Association release. "It felt like I had cramp in my tongue, then I started to get an ear ache and a headache. The next morning I woke up and felt really, really ill. The whole side of my head was hurting."

The culprit was a so-called "Kids in America" burger from the restaurant Almost Famous in Liverpool. The burger, apparently, was just too big for her mouth.

Peate has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a medical condition whereby her joints are hyper-flexible, unstable, and prone to dislocation, according to a Press Association release. She had her jaw put back into place by medics at Royal Liverpool university hospital.

 

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