9 Winners of Extreme Eating Contests


Eric Booker

Oy, vey! Twenty-one matzo balls is a lot of dough for most people, but not for Eric Booker, a 440-pound heavyweight from Copaigue, New York. In January 2004, he ate 21 baseball-sized matzo balls in 5 minutes, 25 seconds, at Ben's deli in Manhattan to set the world record. Booker is also known in hip-hop circles as a rapper with two albums and numerous appearances on Last Call with Carson Daly, where he serves as announcer and "Eater in Residence."