Are They Serious?

I like a good watermelon eating contest every now and then. I’ll even admit to downing five hot dogs at a birthday party when I was 12. (My mother cringes at this memory, I’m sure.) But a competitive eating circuit? Are these people crazy?

Yahoo News reports that “eater X” recently won a burrito eating contest after downing over 10 burritos in 12 minutes.

The burrito record holder, Eric “Badlands” Booker, has retired from competitive eating and wasn’t on hand to defend his title. But other contestants well-known on the eating contest circuit showed up.

There is an “eating contest circuit?” I wonder if they have petitioned for Olympics entry yet? I wonder if competitive eating is as doping plagued as professional bicycling?

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