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George Shea

When Pigs Fly (into the Mouths of Competitive Eaters)

Crazy Legs Conti | Posted 06.29.2015 | Weird News
Crazy Legs Conti

Somewhere in the distance the "What Trenton Makes the World Takes" sign was lighting up but isn't that slogan a bit defeatist? Still rumor has it that come late September only one of the two different and separate competing pork roll festival will have a Major League Eating event.

Mom Eats 9 Pounds Of Steak Way Too Fast

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 05.28.2014 | Weird News

Hold on lady, save room for dessert. A record for eating steak held by the most dominant competitive eater fell to a mother of four from Nebraska ...

Michael McLaughlin

Black Hole's Appetite Awes Competitive Hot Dog Eaters | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 03.03.2014 | Weird News

The officials who put on the Nathan's hot dog eating contest need to put their money where their mouth is if they're serious about advancing science. ...

But Is It Art?

Crazy Legs Conti | Posted 07.12.2013 | Weird News
Crazy Legs Conti

George Shea, the head of Major League Eating, has often compared our sport to, "a ballet of the buffet." He is often ridiculed for comparing traditional art to, well, stuffing one's face for prize money and a trophy.

David Moye

WATCH: This Man Burps For 18.1 Seconds Straight | David Moye | Posted 06.13.2012 | Weird News

By most accounts, burping is considered a sign of bad etiquette, but to a small group of people, it's an actual athletic endeavor. They are the sto...

Ben Muessig

Competitive Eaters Forced To Sign 'Slave Contracts' | Ben Muessig | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

It's a case of righteous indigestion -- er, indignation -- for competitive eating legend Takeru Kobayashi. Kobayashi, a man considered by many to t...