After noticing that the band’s Twitter account wasn’t getting much attention, Jon Hendren, a writer for comedy site Something Awful, challenged Smash Mouth’s lead singer, Steve Harwell, to eat 24
hard-boiled eggs for $20. Hendren was joined by many Twitter users in his call.
Harwell’s choice of charity may come from a sad chapter of his life. In 2001, Harwell’s 6-month-old son Presley died of acute lymphatic leukemia. But now, because of the Internet, St. Jude’s is going to get a lot of money for cancer research. And the guy who sang “All Star” is going to eat a lot of eggs.
Here’s a song written solely to ask Smash Mouth to eat the eggs.