Vintage Competitive Eating Contests to Turn Your Stomach

MAY 13 1954, MAY 16 1954 Underneath all that goo are smile of the top winners in pie eating contest. Patrolman Joe Hale backs up Claudia Deats, 12, of 2745 Zenobia St.; Frank Diaz, 10, of 1162 26th St., champion, and John Aoyagi, 12, of 2203 Lawrence. Credit: Denver Post

MAY 13 1954, MAY 16 1954
Underneath all that goo are smile of the top winners in pie eating contest. Patrolman Joe Hale backs up Claudia Deats, 12, of 2745 Zenobia St.; Frank Diaz, 10, of 1162 26th St., champion, and John Aoyagi, 12, of 2203 Lawrence.
Credit: Denver Post

01 Jan 1950 --- Miner Joe Steele seen here taking part in a food eating competition. January 1958 A630 --- Image by © WATFORD/Mirrorpix/Corbis

01 Jan 1950 — Miner Joe Steele seen here taking part in a food eating competition. January 1958 A630 — Image by © WATFORD/Mirrorpix/Corbis

One of the competitor eating his first plate of spaghetti at Alpino restaurant in Leicester square of London on December 5, 1967. Une des compétiteur attaque son premier plat de spaghetti au restaurant Alpino à Leicester square de Londres le 5 décembre 1967.

One of the competitor eating his first plate of spaghetti at Alpino restaurant in Leicester square of London on December 5, 1967.
Une des compétiteur attaque son premier plat de spaghetti au restaurant Alpino à Leicester square de Londres le 5 décembre 1967.

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