In the world of competitive eating, stars such as Joey Chestnut and Kobayashi are known for inhaling ridiculous amounts of food in minutes or even seconds. But what about eating for the long haul? What's the gastronomic version of the marathon? Slow and steady wins the race, right?
While he might not have been doing this for competitive purposes, a Maryland man named Dan Janssen says he has eaten pizza every day for the past 25 years.
"And I'm not just talking about a slice of pizza every day," Janssens told Vice. "I usually eat an entire 14" pizza, and I only eat cheese pizza. I never get sick of it. If I go to one pizza shop or another brand, it's like eating a completely different meal."
Perhaps it is fitting that Janssens is from the Baltimore area (Ellicott City) because this is a Cal Ripken-style longevity and durability accomplishment.
Janssens, a 38-year-old woodworker, also told Vice that he doesn't really have favorites among the major chains.
"Well, I'd say they're all pretty bad, but I do frequent them," Janssens told Vice. "Pizza is like sex -- even when it's bad, it's good."
Janssens is a vegetarian. He has diabetes -- it's genetic, not a diet, issue, according to the Baltimore Sun's report -- but says he is in good health otherwise.
"Whenever I go to a new doctor ... my bloodwork comes back great and they say, 'You're doing great,'" he told the Sun. "I'm active. I ride my bike 30, 40 miles at a time. I feel great."