Food Network Challenge - McMurray and Stiles

Tonight's episode of Food Network Challenge featured Fastest Foods. Among the head-to head-competitions was an attempt to shuck the most oysters in 1 minute. The Guinness World Record was on the line. The current Guinness World Record is 33 oysters in 1 minute. The contestants were Patrick McMurray and Scott Stiles. After time expired they each shucked 31 oysters. A good attempt at the record!

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Recently, McMurray set a world record when he separated 38 oysters from their shells in China. See World Record Academy for more information. But he doesn't just open oysters, he has written one of the best books on the market, and in my bookshelf, Consider the Oyster, and runs the famous Starfish Oyster Bed & Grill and The Ceili Cottage: Irish Local.

Scott Stiles has also been competing and winning oyster shucking competitions for years. Some of his accomplishments include:
- Winning the 2004 and 2005 National Oyster Shucking Championship
- 2006 - Finishing 4th in the National Oyster Shucking Championship
-1996 - He opened two dozen more oysters than anyone else.

How many oysters can you shuck in 1 minute?