A random act of cyber heckling has morphed into a charitable cause that has the lead singer of 90s band Smash Mouth pledging to eat 24 eggs in one sitting. Last month, a writer at time-wasting site Something Awful randomly tweeted that he would pay $20 to see Smash Mouth lead singer Steve Harwell eat two dozen eggs.
The challenge morphed into a meme, than an honest-to-goodness endeavor: Harwell said he would eat the eggs if the great citizens of the Internet would raise $10,000 for St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Fans of Smash Mouth (or, maybe, of eggs) raised the cash in less than a week. The band has yet to release details on when and how this egg consumption will go down ? Scrambled? Poached? ? but supposedly fellow facial grooming aficionado Guy Fieri may be involved. You can still make a donation.
· The Big Hurt: Smash Mouth Egg [Boston Phoenix]
· Smash Mouth Will Eat The Eggs, Harwell Wants A Celeb Chef [HuffPo]
· All Egg Coverage on Eater [-E-]
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