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Competitive eating or speed eating features contestants clashing to consume the largest quantity of food in a short period of time. The competitors are referred to as gurgitators. And a 2007 study found that their stomachs can grow 4 times that of the average person's and can hold 4 liters.
According to 13th-century Norse mythology, the God Loki engaged in an eating contest with his servant. The servant won after eating the plate. Pie eating competitions have been held at local fairs and festivals in the United States for generations.
Today, the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest is one of the most popular and dates back to 1916. The sport gained major popularity in the 90's when the Shea brothers took the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest to new levels by increasing the attendance and creating the International Federation of Competitive Eating, now called Major League Eating. They hold around 80 events annually.
Kobayashi became the face of competitive eating after devouring a record 50 hot dogs during his rookie appearance at Nathan's Coney Island contest. The Kobayashi Shake is a body wiggle he uses to force food down his esophagus and settle in his stomach. And he holds Guinness World Records in hot dogs, meatballs, Twinkies, burgers, pizza and pasta.
Joey Chestnut is currently the number-one-ranked eater. He's won the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Contest 7 years in a row—recently breaking his own world record by eating 69 hot dogs. His favorite food is prime rib and the only thing he won't eat competitively is oysters.
Patrick "Deep Dish" Bertoletti is currently ranked number two and holds the most eating world records, including waffles, fried calamari, and blueberry pie (hands free.) He's a cook that also owns a food truck and his YouTube channel features videos of him eating 30 peeps in under 35 seconds and engulfing 100 Krispy Kreme donuts.
Patrick "Deep Dish" Bertoletti是現任排名第二，並擁有最多大胃王世界紀錄的人，包括格子鬆餅、炸花枝、還有藍莓派(不用手吃)。他是名同樣也擁有一台小吃卡車的廚師，而他在YouTube的頻道主打他在35秒內吃下30個棉花糖、還有吞下100個Krispy Kreme甜甜圈的影片。
Tim Janus, also known as Eater X, sports a mask painted on his face while he competes. He was the third person in history to eat more than 50 hot dogs and buns, and tried to be the first person to ever get legally drunk off non-alcoholic beer. He drank nearly 30 in an hour, got to a blood alcohol level of .02, and vomited. And in 2012, he was crowned the world burping champion.
Miki Sudo is one of the most famous female competitive eaters and is ranked number four with Major League Eating. She recently set a new record eating 8 and a quarter pounds of food in 6 minutes on What's Trending and somehow consumed 50 Cadbury creme eggs in just over 6 minutes, living up to the tagline on her website "Because everybody's good at something."
Miki Sudo是最知名的女性大胃王之一，並在大胃王大聯盟排名第四。她最近在What's Trending節目上創下吃掉八又四分之一磅(約四公斤)食物的新紀錄，並不知怎麼地在僅僅六分多鐘內吃下五十顆吉百利巧克力蛋，無愧於她網站上的箴言：「因為每個人都擅長某件事。」
Forty-four-year old, ninety-eight-pound Sonya Thomas is known as The Black Widow. She owns 20 world eating records, and has beaten all of the men mentioned so far in at least one contest except for the one who inspired her to start competing—Kobayashi.
Competitive eaters train by drinking large amounts of fluids and eating low calorie foods like lettuce to expand the capacity of their stomachs. Some even chew massive amounts of gum to build jaw strength. Bob Shoudt chews 25 pieces at a time to strengthen his masticators in order to chew faster.
大胃王藉由喝下大量液體，並吃下像是萵苣的低卡路里食物來撐大他們的胃容量來做訓練。有些人甚至咀嚼大量的口香糖來增強下巴的力量。Bob Shoudt 一次嚼二十五顆口香糖來強化他的咀嚼肌，以能更快地咀嚼。
There are hundreds of competitive eating records all around the world. Here are a few of the most interesting: 11 pounds of cheesecake in 9 minutes, 17 pounds of cow brains in 15 minutes, 275 pickled jalapenos in 8 minutes, and 141 pieces of nigiri sushi in 6 minutes.
Doctors say the competitions can be dangerous with stomach perforations potentially occurring for those with undiagnosed ulcers and water intoxication occurring from gulping massive quantities of water. But so far the only documented injury from a competition has been a fracture jaw.
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- 「連續、一個接一個地」- In A Row
He's won the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Contest 7 years in a row—recently breaking his own world record by eating 69 hot dogs.
- 「無愧於、實踐」- Live Up To
...living up to the tagline on her website "Because everybody's good at something."
- 「一次、每次」- At A Time
Bob Shoudt chews 25 pieces at a time to strengthen his masticators in order to chew faster.
Bob Shoudt 一次嚼二十五顆口香糖來強化他的咀嚼肌，以能更快地咀嚼。
- 「到目前為止、至今」- So Far
But so far the only documented injury from a competition has been a fracture jaw.