Competitive eating

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Competitive eating is a term for a sport where people play to see who can eat the most food in a given time. The sport is most commonly played in the United States and Japan. There are many different foods that can be eaten competitively. Common ones include hot dogs, hamburgers, hot wings, and pies.

The most famous competitive eating contest is Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest on Coney Island. It and other events are part of a tour known as Major League Eating. There are often competitive eating contests at American fairs and carnivals.