Really, this ‘tongue in cheek’ yet earnest site should be in the ‘webshite’ category, but “Stuff” was too easy a pun to miss..
In case you thought this was just a recent craze…
Competitive eating is among the most diverse, dynamic and demanding sports in history. It dates back to the earliest days of mankind and stands alongside original athletic pursuits such as running, jumping and throwing. If you have 30 hungry Neanderthals in a cave and rabbit walks in, that is a competitive eating situation. Of course, in the last two centuries competitive eating has been practiced with somewhat more formality.
Linked from a BBC News article.