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Bacon Challenge 2010
Bacon Krispy Kreme burger (a bacon cheeseburger served on a grilled Krispy Kreme glazed doughnut)


The second annual Bacon Challenge event is now underway and will conclude in a baconpallooza of bacon articles and bacon DYK noms on National Pig Day: March 1, 2010. So bust out your Mitch Morgan's and fix yourself up with a bacon martini or some shots of bacon vodka. Feel free to relax with a Snake 'n' Bacon comic or some light reading. Get some friends in and play Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. Hors d'oeuvres will include angels on horseback, maple bacon donuts, and peanut butter, banana and bacon sandwiches. Miniature pigs are welcome, of course, and turkey bacon will be served for those who are keeping halal and kashrut and anyone who can't or won't partake in the Stegt Flæsk (We don't have any fakon or soy bacon yet, but we're hoping to by the day of the event!). This will be the biggest bacon celebration Wikipedia has ever seen!!!

The original Kelapstick Bacon Challenge 2009 (previous event)
The Legendary Bacon Challenge 2011
Bacon wrapped turkey
Bacon-wrapped sausage and bacon-wrapped tofu
Bacon-wrapped banana
Bacon makizushi

The plan[edit]

As many bacon related articles as possible.

The official scope of the project is bacon related articles, but it is open to wide interpretation. Restaurants that serve bacon, imitation bacon alternatives, authors, books and notable writings that discuss bacon, bacon oriented artists and artworks, non-food related bacon uses and products, companies involved with bacon, and of course bacon foods are all welcome (it is unclear whether people and places named Bacon qualify, but this event is pretty Ignore All the Rules friendly, so we'll see what happens...).


  • The focus of this challenge is to create, expand, and improve bacon related material.
  • New articles and 5X expansions may be worked up in sandboxes with the DYK noms kept here until March 1, 2010. This allows the DYK nominations to be put up and the articles moved to the mainspace all at one time for a grand official bacon debut.
  • Articles may also be sent live for an immediate bacon rush. There will always be people ready to scoop up any bacon they come across, and when it comes to bacon, it can be hard to wait.
  • Images may be uploaded at anytime.

Bacon WikiCup[edit]

The Bacon WikiCup 2010, modeled on the Wikipedia WikiCup, is an addition for the 2010 Bacon Challenge to help get users involved in adding and expanding Bacon-related content (pictures, articles, DYKs, etc). The more a user contributes and reports, the more points will be earned. All participants will also earn a barnstar for their efforts.


  • Sign in here:
  • Yes! Write one! We want to see you write! Drmies (talk) 18:48, 4 December 2009 (UTC)
That list of domestic pig breeds with lots of redlinks looks kind of intriguing. I'm thinking I might try to dig up some info on some of them. LadyofShalott 20:29, 4 December 2009 (UTC)
Just watch out for mud. ChildofMidnight (talk) 22:45, 4 December 2009 (UTC)
  • What do you guys do with pork belly? Drmies (talk) 18:48, 4 December 2009 (UTC)
[1]. Cirt (talk) 20:04, 4 December 2009 (UTC)
Whoa--pork belly, lentils, are strange! Drmies (talk) 21:22, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
  • This seems very strange to me, but what the heck. :) --ThaddeusB (talk) 20:15, 4 December 2009 (UTC)
  • Bacon Milkshake. Live the dream. Little grape (talk) 20:21, 4 December 2009 (UTC)
  • I love bacon and want to do a bit more content creation so this works out. I haven't had lunch yet today, so that might be influencing my decision to sign up, but whatever. -- Atama 20:28, 4 December 2009 (UTC)
  • I'd like to participate. Thanks for doing this! --4wajzkd02 (talk) 22:46, 4 December 2009 (UTC)
  • not really perverse - you might want to take a look at Sky Attacker's Pig cruelty article below. SpinningSpark 17:34, 18 December 2009 (UTC)
  • Feel free to expand Vegetarian bacon. The article on pig fat as biofuel in Spark's userspace is also interesting. And there are geographical and biographical bacons. But mucking around on the meaty bits is okay too as long as you don't partake. Stay away from TheLeftorium's latest contributions though, they are pretty tempting. ChildofMidnight (talk) 19:21, 18 December 2009 (UTC)


  • Can I just sit on the sidelines, stuffing my face with pigs-in-blankets, and waving a little bacon-shaped flag? GiantSnowman 20:29, 22 October 2009 (UTC)
  • I'll be travelling by March y'see and will be away from Wikipedia for almost a year :( - however, if you want I can create some basic stubs on bacon-related professional soccer players such as Ron Bacon, Paul Bacon and Cyril Bacon, which you can expand on for DYK...GiantSnowman 20:35, 22 October 2009 (UTC)
  • Not sure if I can contribute. Shall watch from here... Paalappoo (talk) 13:06, 6 December 2009 (UTC)

Potential new or ripe for 5X expansion bacon articles (up for adoption)[edit]

These are existing articles ripe for 5X expansion and ideas for new article subjects that may be notable. Please feel free to add to list!!!

Bacon related[edit]

  • Bacon Apps
  • Peameal bacon (currently a redirect to bacon) something from Canada [2]. Kelapstick is being volunteered for this dangerous assignment.
  • Foods of Elvis Not sure on the title, but there are already articles on the "Elvis sandwich" (a.k.a. peanut butter and banana sandiwch with or without bacon), and the Fool's Gold Loaf (which definitely has bacon in it), and I believe there are a couple books and lots of articles on the subject. A bacon hook would be a slam dunk.
  • Bacon in popular culture (currently a redirect to bacon mania which isn't really the same thing) Everyone on Wikipedia loves "popular culture" articles and they're always embraced for their inherent encyclopedic quality![3]

*Bacon alternative ie. fakon, turkey bacon, tofu bacon etc.  Done

  • I found reviews on and chowhound - now sure if either of those would pass muster (mustard?) though as RS. LadyofShalott 06:10, 12 December 2009 (UTC)

Bacon makers and distributors[edit]

Articles launched in mainspace for an immediate bacon rush[edit]

  1. User:LadyofShalott/Ossabaw Island Pig - just starting it, but will definitely have enough for a quite decent stub, and I hope enough for a DYK
    I've been scooped. Ossabaw Island Hog :( :( :( LadyofShalott 06:18, 8 December 2009 (UTC)
  2. Vegetarian bacon was created, but sent live prematurely. Why didn't anyone tell me how this is supposed to work??? ChildofMidnight (talk) 22:33, 7 December 2009 (UTC)
  3. User:Glane23/Drafts_of_Articles/Zeeuws Spek - Dutch bacon - it comes cooked so you can slap it right in a sandwich as soon as you get home from the store --Geoff Who, me? 22:29, 8 December 2009 (UTC)
    Moved it to mainspace - Zeeuws spek Geoff Who, me? 14:38, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
  4. Everything Tastes Better with Bacon - New article. :) Cirt (talk) 17:08, 12 December 2009 (UTC)
    Congratulations to Cirt for achieving the Good Article status for this article, a historic milestone as the first Good Article in the history of the Bacon Challenge. AWESOME!!! ChildofMidnight (talk) 06:06, 9 January 2010 (UTC)
    Aw shucks, thanks! ;) Cirt (talk) 06:07, 9 January 2010 (UTC)
  5. Bacon: A Love Story - New article. :) Cirt (talk) 17:08, 12 December 2009 (UTC)
  6. The Bacon Cookbook - New article. :) Cirt (talk) 17:08, 12 December 2009 (UTC)
  7. Bacon on The Simpsons' - New article. Grundle2600 (talk) 17:06, 19 December 2009 (UTC)
  8. Guinea Hog - new article. SpinningSpark 20:10, 20 December 2009 (UTC)
  9. Chester White (new article) Steven Walling 04:59, 26 December 2009 (UTC)
  10. Ossabaw Island Hog (new article) Steven Walling 04:59, 26 December 2009 (UTC)
  11. Swedish Meats - Not sure if this counts as "bacon-related" (although Scan produces bacon [10]). Theleftorium 00:03, 5 December 2009 (UTC)
  12. Brændende kærlighed - yummy! Theleftorium 10:43, 5 December 2009 (UTC)
    Fantastic! Thanks for informing the rest of us about the "burning love" we've been missing out on. ChildofMidnight (talk) 17:03, 5 December 2009 (UTC)
    You're welcome! :) Theleftorium 21:42, 5 December 2009 (UTC)
  13. Æbleflæsk - heavenly delicious! Theleftorium 21:42, 5 December 2009 (UTC)
  14. The BLT Cookbook - New article. :) Cirt (talk) 06:05, 13 February 2010 (UTC)
  15. Bacon Hotel -New article, and James Bacon (disambiguation) for a bonus. :) --doncram (talk) 22:34, 16 February 2010 (UTC)
  16. Jeju Black Pig SpinningSpark 22:01, 21 February 2010 (UTC)
  17. Burgers’ Smokehouse Very notable California, Missouri smoked meat producer dating to the 1920s [11], [12]
  18. Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Meats Very notable and renowned bacon supplier in Wisconsin. [13] "HOG HEAVEN BACON LOVERS AGREE: NUESKE'S FROM WISCONSIN IS THE BEST" and [14]
  19. The Double Down (sandwich) A breadless sandwich offered at some KFCs.

Hooks (completed)[edit]

  1. ... that the author of Everything Tastes Better with Bacon decided to write the book after having an epiphany involving bacon and sugar?
  2. ... that the book Bacon: A Love Story includes jokes about bacon by comedian Jim Gaffigan?
  3. ... that chef Bobby Flay highlighted a recipe for dessert using bacon from The Bacon Cookbook as one of his favorites?
  4. ... that the Guinea hog breed of pig (pictured) was kept by Thomas Jefferson?
    A Guinea hog in a zoo
  5. ... that the Ossabaw Island Hog (pictured) has been used as a model organism for studying Type II diabetes in humans?
    An Ossabaw Island Hog
  6. ... that The BLT Cookbook was highly recommended by the National Pork Board?
  7. ... that Bio-blend Fuels produce a biodiesel made from pig fat that smells of bacon? SpinningSpark 19:14, 12 December 2009 (UTC)
  8. ... that a flitch of bacon was offered at Wychnor Hall to married couples if they could swear that they did not regret their union, but was so rarely claimed it was replaced with a wooden one? SpinningSpark 16:53, 13 December 2009 (UTC)
  9. ... that Sir Henry Bate Dudley not only chronicled the life of Gainsborough but also wrote the comic opera A flitch of bacon? SpinningSpark 02:07, 18 December 2009 (UTC)
  10. ... that Danish Bacon sold in Britain is sliced and packed in the UK? SpinningSpark 14:13, 20 December 2009 (UTC)
  11. ... that Burgers' Smokehouse is a California, Missouri-based seller of cured and smoked meats including bacon and hickory smoked, salt cured country hams, a specialty of the Ozarks?
  12. ... that during the Great Depression, R. C. Nueske used a panel truck to market Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Meats, including bacon, sausages, hams and smoked turkeys, at little resorts across northern Wisconsin?
  13. ... that the cheese dream was popularized during the Great Depression as "an inexpensive company supper dish"?
  14. ...

Gallery of bacon related photos uploaded[edit]

As much as your breakfast is valued, these should probably have some encyclopedic value and be used appropriately to illustrate articles...

Click to show images (# of Uploads: 48)

Articles under construction for a March 1 debut[edit]

Although these are kept in userspace they are open to editing by anyone and cooperation is encouraged, so don't be shy about helping out one another. Let's see if we can't get into some bacon content disputes! (Last year we got into a bit of a tiff over whether Elvis really ate peanut butter bacon and banana sandwiches, a debate that probably needs to be started up again. So feel free to weigh in on the article talk page!)

squeal like a pig, act like a pig, piggish, pig out, piggy bank. [15]
See Cultural references to pigs. LadyofShalott 18:58, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

(End of carry overs from 2009 competition...)

  1. User:Drmies/sandbox3 (Calf's Liver and Bacon). Needs a picture--I'm not cooking this shit! Drmies (talk) 05:44, 4 December 2009 (UTC)
  2. User:Kelapstick/Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off - Could really use some help filling out the table
  3. User:Sky Attacker/Bacon Deluxe Bacon Deluxe meal at Wendys. Currently under construction.--Sky Attacker the legend reborn... 20:12, 4 December 2009 (UTC)
  4. User:Sky_Attacker/Pig Cruelty--Sky Attacker the legend reborn... 22:31, 6 December 2009 (UTC)
  5. User:Sky Attacker/Nickel Diner still a stub needs more work but it is a start.--Sky Attacker the legend reborn... 20:21, 10 December 2009 (UTC)
  6. User:Sky Attacker/Broadbent's Only a stub. I might need some help to make it better. But it is a start.--Sky Attacker the legend reborn... 06:55, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
  7. User:Sky Attacker/Vosges (chocolatier) I intend to look into this stub in greater detail later. They are actually quite interesting.--Sky Attacker the legend reborn... 00:45, 12 December 2009 (UTC)
  8. User:Spinningspark/Work in progress/Bio-blend Fuels (company that makes biofuels from pig fat). Does this mean you can eat breakfast while driving and let the fat drip into your fuel tank? SpinningSpark 13:53, 12 December 2009 (UTC)
  9. User:Spinningspark/Work in progress/Flitch (bacon) SpinningSpark 19:57, 12 December 2009 (UTC)
  10. User:Spinningspark/Work in progress/Sir Henry Bate Dudley. What has he got to do with bacon I hear you asking. You'll see, you'll see. SpinningSpark 16:46, 13 December 2009 (UTC)
  11. User:Spinningspark/Work in progress/Danish Bacon (Seems to be quite notable [16]. And they've been researching crunchiness [17]. I'll adopt this one, I don't think notability is going to be an issue, they advertise quite heavily on UK telly. SpinningSpark 21:29, 18 December 2009 (UTC)

Food for thought, random trivia, and bacon in popular culture[edit]

Inspiration for bacon article contributions may be obtained from:

Bacon quotes[edit]

  • "...instead of inhaling the scent of rancid popcorn, you'll be bathed in a sweet bacon wind." Elina Shatkin in the Los Angeles Times speaking of the benefits of bacon biodiesel.
  • "If you love a prospect, or bacon, you will certainly come hither." Horace Walpole

Articles that need to be saved from proposed deletion[edit]

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Bacon on The Simpsons

I think you put it live way too soon... if you had worked it up in your user space first, and moved it to article space on Bacon Day, it would have got mixed with the others and the PRODders would (maybe) have noticed a theme. --Redrose64 (talk) 18:00, 19 December 2009 (UTC)
Possibly. But the consensus for deletion was so strong, I don't know if that would have been enough to save it. I had fun writing it, even those who favored deletion said it was fun to read, and it inspired me to watch season 2 of The Simpsons on DVD over the weekend, so I don't have any regrets. Grundle2600 (talk) 00:13, 23 December 2009 (UTC)