State Fair of Texas to Set Up Cardiologist Stations

Last year, 200 people collapsed with Fletcher's Corn Dogs still in their hands.

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Dallas, TX — The State Fair of Texas will set up emergency cardiologist stations throughout the fair grounds this year as a courtesy to guests dining primarily on Fair Food.

The announcement came in tandem with the list of semi finalists for the Fair’s annual fried food competition.  This year’s contenders for the “People’s Choice Award” are:

Bacon Wrapped ChurrosDown Home Chicken Pot Pie Pocket (with mac ‘n cheese dip)                 
Bacon Wrapped Pork Belly on a StickFried Cookies & Cream Sundae
Barn Yard BurgerFried Jell-O
Buffalo Chicken Jalapeno PoppersFried Prime Rib Quesadill”O”
Caribbean Pineapple Korn-a-CopiaFunnel Cake Sundae
Crunchy Fried OinkersHoly Guacamole Balls
Dallas’ Fried BacontillaInjectable Great Balls of BBQ
Deep Fried Bacon Burger Dog Sliders on a StickLoaded Bacon Mashed Potato Egg Roll
Deep Fried Bacon Wrapped Tater’ DogLollipop Fried Bacon Wrapped Quail Breast on a Stick
Deep Fried Cannoli BitesPina-A lot-Ta
Deep Fried Cheeseburger Stuffed Onion RingsSeductive Fried Sea Salt Caramel Wrap
Deep Fried Chicken BasketShrimp Fritters
Deep Fried Hawaiian HoopsSouthern Fried Chicken & Dumplin’s
Deep Fried NachosState Fair Cookie Fries
Deep Fried Pulled Pork “Funyun” DingsState Fair Edible Colas
Deep Fried Smoked Salmon & Bacon CroquettesTexas Fried Buffalo Quail
Dorito Bacon Fried Cheese StickTexas Fried Pinatacolupa

 

The American Heart Association issued a warning to people attending the Fair.  They advise particularly against trying to sample every item that made it to the semifinals in a single day.  “The massive intake of fried food on a single day could lead to huge spikes in LDL (low density lipoproteins) as well as blood sugar.  Last year, 200 people collapsed with Fletcher’s Corn Dogs still in their hands.  To aid in preventing further tragedy, the AHA will deploy interventional cardiologists at strategic locations throughout the Fair to provide emergency heart catheterizations on the spot.  Due to safety concerns, full by-pass surgery will be prepped at the fairgrounds and administered at nearby Baylor Medical Center.”

Fair spokesman Dave Reynolds praised the Association’s actions.  “We support the work of the AHA and look forward to hosting their doctors at the Fair this year.  To show our support, every attendee who uses their services will receive a free order of Deep Fried Oreos.”

Sampling of State Fair of Texas Foods

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