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Food Lovers, Rejoice: Maryland To Field First College Competitive Eating Club

It was only a matter of time until the underground activity known as competitive eating became mainstream. The annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest on July 4, for example, has become a national event. But now, we may have a real breakthrough in the future of competitive eating. 

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According to this AOL News article, the University of Maryland has started what is believed to be the first competitive eating club team. With a motto of "Feed the Turtle" (get it?), the club has 30 members and is hoping to spur the creation of competitive eating clubs at other schools so they can have actual matches. They have a club constitution and will have "random" meetings that will go as follows:

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↵↵After a roll call and reports by the president and committees, Maryland's hungriest students will start with "stretching and [a] warm-up lap," followed by "speed training" and "endurance training," the constitution notes.    

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Kind of takes out all the fun of eating, doesn't it? 

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(Via Mister irrelevant)