Why?

Can somebody explain eating contests to me. What’s the point of downing the most amount of food in the shortest time and why is this even a thing?

NEW YORK — Joey “Jaws” Chestnut continues his reign as the chowing champion at the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Nathan’s Famous in New York.

The San Jose, California, man beat his own record to log a 10th win. He downed 72 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes Tuesday, besting Carmen Cincotti, who ate 62.