From sports to debate teams, college students have multiple outlets to show their competitiveness. There is a unique competition, though, in a different type of school club: The Lettuce Club.
These clubs have been popping up across the country, and the latest has been spotted at the University of Maryland.
The students of UMD’s Lettuce Club held a lettuce eating contest last week, where students tried to eat entire heads of lettuce as quickly as possible, all for the right to become club leader, AKA, The Head of Lettuce, and plan the next meeting.
There were 40 participants at UMD’s contest, according to Reddit user Abcantel, and the winner finished his head of lettuce in under 10 minutes.
We’ve seen these clubs popping up throughout social media, but apparently it started at the Maine School of Science and Mathematics in 2016, according to Buzzfeed.
It has spread since, and has even hit high schools:
— Rachel Junck (@rachel98j) February 16, 2017
— Chan HS Lettuce Club (@lettuce_club) May 26, 2016
It’s pretty wild seeing people go crazy over lettuce, but it’s even wilder that this might be the healthiest eating contest we’ve ever seen.