We love to see people indulge themselves, gorge themselves on food as a sport. It reminds us that the extra portion we had beyond the norm is nothing when compared to these excesses of gluttony, and so we feel a little better despite the extra calories we've eaten.
There has been a huge upset in the Coney Island annual 4th of July Hot Dog Eating Competition.
Sonya Thomas, last year's winner, an out and out favourite is beaten by fellow competitive eater, Miki Sudo, for this year's title.
Miki ate 34 hot dog sausages and buns.
It's not only the quantity eaten at one sitting that is mind boggling but the time taken to do so, just 10 minutes.
after the main course
I let out my belt a notch
Black Forest gateaux