Vintage Competitive Eating Contests to Turn Your Stomach

29 Nov 1950, Los Angeles, California, USA --- Original caption: Teddie Hoff (left), 8, takes a peek to see how his pal, Rex Lott, 9, is making out as they get in some practice sessions for the big pie eating contests staged twice daily by the 1950 Los Angeles Food Show. The ten day show is being held at the Shrine Convention Hall. Anyway you look at it, both youngsters figure to be winners. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

29 Nov 1950, Los Angeles, California, USA — Original caption: Teddie Hoff (left), 8, takes a peek to see how his pal, Rex Lott, 9, is making out as they get in some practice sessions for the big pie eating contests staged twice daily by the 1950 Los Angeles Food Show. The ten day show is being held at the Shrine Convention Hall. Anyway you look at it, both youngsters figure to be winners. — Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

Contestants at a Bavarian white sausage eating contest gobble away at chains of the delicacies at a Munich beer hall, Munich, Germany, November 19, 1952. The winner, Rudi Sachs, second from left, practically inhaled a chain of 15 sausages in 1 minute and 45 seconds. (Photo by Underwood Archives/Getty Images)

Contestants at a Bavarian white sausage eating contest gobble away at chains of the delicacies at a Munich beer hall, Munich, Germany, November 19, 1952. The winner, Rudi Sachs, second from left, practically inhaled a chain of 15 sausages in 1 minute and 45 seconds. (Photo by Underwood Archives/Getty Images)

ca. July 25, 1952, London, England, UK --- Ballet students of the Italia Conti School of Dancing attempt to eat potatoes hung on a line, without the aid of their hands, during an event at the school's annual sports, in Green Park. --- Image by © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS

ca. July 25, 1952, London, England, UK — Ballet students of the Italia Conti School of Dancing attempt to eat potatoes hung on a line, without the aid of their hands, during an event at the school’s annual sports, in Green Park. — Image by © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS

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