Food challenges have made eating enough a mountain of food into a sport, and those who make it their mission to tackle challenges wherever they go have to physically train their bodies to handle the feasting.
As food challenges become more popular the restaurants putting out the challenges keep raising the bar, so only the mightiest of appetites will stand a chance of winning.
This is the Kitchen Sink challenge from the San Francisco Creamery Co., which consists of eight scoops of ice cream, eight topping servings, whip cream mounds, three sliced bananas, chopped almonds and maraschino cherries.
Eat it all in 30 minutes and you win free ice cream for a year, but you'll probably need surgery to repair the damaging effects of brain freeze.
Eaters who prefer savory to sweet and adore seafood might want to try the 15 Dozen Oyster Challenge at the Acme Oyster House in New Orleans instead.
If the competitor eats no less than fifteen dozen oysters in an hour their name goes up on the board, and they learn what walruses and carpenters feel like after dinner.
Speaking of dining with buddies- this massive burger is the 50-lb Mount Olympus cheeseburger challenge offered by the Clinton Station Diner in Clinton, New Jersey.
A team of five eaters has three hours to eat the whole thing...or they have to pay for the burger!