10 Of The Strangest Eating Contests From Across The World

Eating contests may provide a source of entertainment for many people, whether they are watching or partaking in the contests, however a lot of people find them really controversial as well. Many medical associations say that eating contests are unhealthy and dangerous to human health, because no one should eat such massive portions amount of food in that short of a time. However, people still continue to do it, and this list is a compilation of ten of the weirdest ones from all around the world.

Mushroom Eating Contest

Every year in Pennsylvania, U.S.A., there is a Fried Mushroom Eating Contest. Right now, the record is 9 pounds of mushrooms, which is equivalent to approximately 4 kilogram. If that doesn’t seem like all that much, just remember how light mushrooms are.

Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich Eating Contest

This contest seems particularly strange, until one discovers the reason behind it. The contest, held in Mississippi, U.S.A., is held to commemorate Elvis Presley, as these sandwiches were his favorite food. Pat Bertoletti holds the world record in this contest for eating 28 sandwiches in 10 minutes.