Competitive eating draws in an odd collection of folks. It’s one thing to participate in an eating contest that your friends pressured you into but it’s another to take violating your face with obscene amounts of food into an actual job. Yes, there is a thing as a ‘professional eater’ in the world just in case you thought the gap between third world countries and us wasn’t quite big enough.
“Furious Pete” is one of those professionals eaters and when you consider that he used to be a 120 pound anorexic, Pete’s accomplishments (being a professional bodybuilder being one of them) are pretty impressive. He credits his eating talents to a screwy wiring that happened in his body where his brain doesn’t tell him that he’s full.
Here’s five food challenges where you can check out Pete’s brain totally sleeping on the job.