Courtesy of the Anonymous Economist and friends I now know more than I want to about competitive eating. The one fact I already knew—that many of the best eaters are thin—has been further explained by this statement from the International Federation of Competitive Eating (IFOCE). Yes, they exist; their monthly journal is called The Gurgitator. They even sell get an official mug. I didn’t know that two of the most celebrated eaters are women: Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas and 19-year-old newcomer Kate Stelnick, but now you do.