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Tim "Eater X' Janus Wins the Major League Eating Thanksgiving Day Competition

You Gotta Eat Food to Donate Food

You may have eaten a lot of food on Thanksgiving, but did you eat enough to feed ten people? Tim "Eater X" Janus did. In a strange publicity stunt aimed to draw attention to New York City's hungry, competitive eaters from around the globe gathered to see who could eat the most during a Thanksgiving battle. Janus pushed out his competitors — including hot dog champ Joey Chestnut — by chowing down on a 10-lb. turkey, 4 lbs. of mashed potatoes, 3 lbs. of cranberry sauce, and 2.5 lbs. of beans. The event raised $6,000 — enough for 30,000 meals — for the Food Bank of New York City. The week prior, the league donated $4,000 to Second Harvest food bank.

On one hand it's fantastic to see that they're donating the funds, on the other it's a sad that a waste of food is needed in order to donate food. What do you think?

To see the video from the earlier preliminary competition — it's quite long, fast-forward to 30 minutes for the turkey portion of the battle —


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aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
michichan michichan 9 years
Apparently they're really rare.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Ick, a "reversal"-ha.
michichan michichan 9 years
Anyone see that Japanese guy try to outeat a bear?
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
He didnt eat ALL that, he just ate more than the others. I love Eating competitions. Not everything has to be PC oriented, cmon. I would punch someone who during a watermelon eating or wing eating contest spoke up and said "that could feed the homeless" And they do not throw it up, that is a "reversal" and a disqualification.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
sunnynight I have to agree.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
michichan michichan 9 years
I imagine just as much food would go into a fundraiser banquet.
michichan michichan 9 years
That's an impressive amount for one event.
sunnynight sunnynight 9 years
Eating contests are pretty gross and wasteful on their own, but an eating contest to raise money to feed the hungry??? It's just wrong. They should have given the food to those hungry people. >:(
mamaseacat mamaseacat 9 years
All those food eating competitions are so disgusting. It's good that they were able to raise a lot of money to feed the hungry but I agree that it's wasteful to have the competitors swallow pounds of food only to throw it up later. (I think they throw it up.)
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