I have a lot of...strange feelings about eating contests.
I am in no way implying that anyone who enters an eating contest has an eating disorder, but don't you wonder? Eating a ten pound turkey in twelve minutes can't be good for you.
How do contestants practice for these things (aside from chewing gum)? Do they ever make themselves throw up afterwards?
Finally a way for the public to embrace and reward compulsive over-eating?
Does anyone else have thoughts on this?