Ananova, an endless source of amusing stories, often reports winners of various eating contests. This is prime fillet of lobha – pure greed. Not for the items that are eaten, but for the obscene effort involved in entering these competitions:
A Californian man ate 103 burgers in just eight minutes to set a new world record.
Officials likened the achievement of Joey Chestnut, 23, to Roger Bannister breaking the four minute mile.
He smashed the previous record of 97 burgers to win the Krystal Square Off World Hamburger Eating Championship.
The previous record was held by Japan’s Takeru Kobayashi who won all three previous Krystal Hamburger Eating Championships, but did not compete this year after having a wisdom tooth extracted
Believe it or not, there are professional competitors in the cut-throat eating competition world, who resort to such extremes as inflating balloons in their stomachs to accustom them to extreme expansion. Curiously the unofficial world champion eater mentioned above is a small skinny Japanese man. The Lobha (greed) here is not for the food, but for the prize money.
“I’ll take a burger” said the Buddhist, “make me one with everything …. ” 😀