Photo courtesy of Major League Eating.

As previously mentioned, competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi went to town on a bunch of fruitcake this morning, all in the name of fighting hunger for the Food Bank of NYC. Word has come in that he had 4 pounds 8 ounces of the holiday "treat" in 10 minutes—more than any human should ingest, but still shy of Sonya Thomas' record (4 pounds 14 ounces). He told the Daily News, "It was very difficult to eat because it was so dense."

As an aside: Kobayashi lists eating 17.7 lbs of cow brains in 15 minutes on his this isn't going to bode well for fruitcake's already tarnished reputation.