The End of an Era

After over 6 years of intensive research and community development work in and around the Yachana Reserve, GVI Amazon is coming to a close. We have finished our final research project (look forward to our Road Effects paper, coming soon!) and are handing over the project to our partner, The Yachana Foundation. They will continue to maintain and monitor the reserve, using it as an hands-on science education center for students -- we're very excited to see what fabulous things this next generation of scientists find! For more detail on GVI Amazon's closure, and our accomplishments over the years, please read on...
GVI Amazon Closure Statement

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Coca Chicken Challenge

12 o’clock noon was the time. Eddie was confident but the rest of the group could see the fear in his eyes, burning deep down in his soul. “El pollo entero” awaited. Eddie swaggered through the doors whilst everyone else looked on in anticipation at the showdown that was looming. "That chicken got no chance" Eddie cockily bragged. The waitress couldn’t believe what she had heard and proceeded to explain that the meal Eddie was ordering was for a medium sized family.

El pollo” arrived and Eddie began to a gasp from the entire restaurants’ onlookers. It’s not everyday you see one man attempt a whole large chicken and a plateful of fries relating to the equivalent of five portions. At first it looked easy but then Eddie began to sweat. He began clock watching. Could he do it? If anyone could it was Eddie!

Like Garfield with ten Lasagnes or Homer Simpson with a full keg of Duff, Eddie pressed on. “The last 20 minutes were hell” he said, “but that chicken had no chance”. Eddie had finished victorious, much to the crowd’s delight and went down in GVI records, setting the standards for The Coca Chicken Challenge. Who will ever attempt “El pollo entero con un quarto mas”…?



Olly said...

I ate three last time I was in Coca.