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Hutton Honors College

 — Indiana University

The Art of Competitive Eating

Undergraduate Program
Peter Todd, IU Professor of Cognitive Science, Informatics,
and Psychological and Brain Sciences
Rick Wilk, IU Professor of Anthropology

Including Film
Crazy Legs Conti: Zen And The Art Of Competitive Eating

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, 5-7 p.m.
Hutton Honors College Great Room (811 E. Seventh St.)
SIGN-UP REQUIRED: See details below

What is good behavior and bad behavior with respect to food? There's the obvious—eating healthy versus unhealthy diets—but judgments about right or wrong ways to interact with food are made on other grounds, too. For instance, is a $500, 37-course meal a good use of our food (or financial) resources? Is using food as sport in competitive eating just good fun or is it sending the wrong messages about overeating? To explore some of these issues, we will bring together students with experts—and food!—to talk about the good, the bad, and the tasty. A short film will frame each discussion.

As part of the College of Arts and Sciences themester on Good Behavior, Bad Behavior: Molecules to Morality, the HHC will host two evenings, each featuring a film and food that illustrates the topic of the film.

On Tuesday, Dec. 4, the film will be Crazy Legs Conti: Zen And The Art Of Competitive Eating, a documentary about one man's journey to becoming a professional competitive eater. Conti begins at an oyster-eating competition in New Orleans, where he won the title of "Oyster King" and sets his sights on competing against some of the world champions of competitive eating in a hotdog eating contest. Try some samples of Bub's Burgers and hot dogs similar to what Conti might eat for one of his competitions during the program.

For more information about Crazy Legs Conti, visit: and .

For more information about Professor Peter Todd, click here.

For more information about Rick Wilk, click here.

SIGN-UP INFO: If you are interested in attending this undergraduate event, please check your schedule to make sure you are available for the entire event. Then, e-mail Anna Duquaine (, indicating you wish to sign up for the "Competitive Eating" program and include your name, e-mail address, year in school, and field(s) of study. Please indicate in your e-mail if you are vegetarian or have any other dietary restrictions. Space is limited so we will let you know by e-mail if a space was available when you replied.

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