We're looking back at oddball food trends and nutritional nonsense. By: Jenny Everett
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Brothers George and Richard Shea found the International Federation of Competitive Eating to bring a consistent set of rules to stuffing one's face with staggering amounts of food. A wider audience develops for such figures as Don Lerman (6 pounds of baked beans in 1 minute, 46 seconds—everyone clear the area!) and Joey Chestnut (66 hot dogs in 12 minutes to unseat 6-time reigning champion Takeru Kobayashi).