There is a man of portly stature that towers above the average man who heard that PokerListings.com knew of a place in Las Vegas that serves a 120 oz. steak (that's 7.5 lb., 3.4 kilo).
If you eat it - plus two sides - it's free.
If you try and fail, it's about $280.
This is a steak made for six. But nonetheless, the prospect of eating an entire one by himself excited our portly friend.
He came over and demanded to know where he could get such a meal.
"You can't eat that, it's too much. Why would you even want to try?" we asked him.
"I think I can. I once ate 11 chickens in one sitting one time. That's my record. But that's easy because it's just poultry," he said, as serious as a heart attack (and we do mean heart attack).
Before we could even let it sink in what it means to eat 11 chickens, he came at us with another one.
"I also once ate 58 hot dogs in eight-and-a-half minutes. But I cheated. I didn't eat the buns, they're just too heavy," he continued in a thick Eastern European accent. Buns too heavy? What!??!?!
"I also once ate 12 litres of ice cream in one sitting. That was a good one," he said. By now our heads were spinning. We were wondering if perhaps he could indeed eat this steak. We told him where it was and he enthusastically said that he would try it soon.
Before he left he had one more golden nugget for us. He leaned in with a devilish grin.
"I have a bet. In August I have a bet that I have to eat one Big Mac. That is all, just one Big Mac," he said.
Well that sounded pretty easy. Perhaps he really didn't like Big Macs despite being a human trash compactor. Maybe they were his weakness. We asked for clarification.
"It is just one Big Mac... per hour... for twenty-four hours," he said before erupting in laughter.
"I think this one I won't be able to do. It's just the same thing over and over again. I'm not allowed to eat anything but Big Macs. Maybe if I was allowed to eat fries as well I could do it. But I think that once I get to the maybe number fifteen I'll be so sick just seeing the Big Mac sitting there," he said.
We wondered what the bet was for. To do something so disgusting as eat 24 Big Macs in 24 hours there must be big money on the line.
"No, this one is for pride," he replied.