We've all encountered the run-of-the-mill food challenege. You eat 5 hot dogs in 5 minutes and you're gifted with a $20 bill. But forcing 5 hot dogs down your gullet seems like a light snack when you consider eating an 80oz. steak or a 22in. chili dog.

Americans might get flack for rising obesity rates, but maybe that's because we've confused dinner with a sport. And, who are we to argue with competition-starved Americans? Sit down, loosen your belt, and dig into The Craziest Food Challenges in the U.S. Indigestion and clogged arteries definitely included.