In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, here are a few sporting events that actually encourage you to stuff your face.
FOR OUR US READERS, or those who just like gluttonous feasts, below are some exciting (and sometimes gross) eating contests that you may or may not want to think about before Turkey Day. From bacon to peppers, our list might even inspire some readers to get pumped for next year’s games–training starts this Thursday.
The fact that there’s a month’s worth of saturated fat on each plate doesn’t seem to matter for those who ingest about three pounds of bacon in five minutes. From the young to old, everyone seems to love that smokey cured meat; last year’s Bacon Festival, during which this contest is held, blew through 1,200 lbs of the stuff. Spectators customarily moan, “Oooooooh, Bacon!” during the event.