Giving and Gorging

People are more likely appreciate gifts that save time over gifts that save money. This, according to a new study that looked at how people estimate social status when receiving a gift. Anthony and Jeff talk about the best kind of gifts, and whether saving someone time is really more valuable. Then, scientific analysis suggests competitive eaters have come within nine hotdogs of the limits of human performance. Jeff and Anthony discuss stuffing food into your face for sport, and whether there really is such thing as an insurmountable limit.

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Submitted by Steven Badgery:

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2020/jul/15/competitive-hotdog-eaters-nearing-limit-of-human-performance

And this one: https://sci-hub.tw/https://doi.org/10.1086/709887 

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