- Nov 1, 2015
- Reaction score
- Having a nice cup of tea and a sit-down.
Inspired by the OP, I just did a little research into eating contests and it seems the first documented one of the modern era was held 4th July 1916 at Coney island - Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest which is still held nowadays. http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2014/06/origin-competitive-eating-contests/
Unfortunately, he didn't get time to lose weight or look after his elderly mother, he died a few months later in December 2006 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theetta_Rappai#DeathIndia's 'monster eater' retires