Iowa Reinstates Corn-Eating Contest

But also manages to stick with its antigluttony stance.

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The University of Iowa has reinstated its beloved corn-eating contest, but only after applying a health-conscious spin to the competition. The university banned the contest last year, saying that with obesity levels at historic highs, the school should not be promoting gluttony and excess. But with complaints rolling in ("Why do you have something against corn?"), officials brought the contest back—only now students must eat one ear of corn fastest, as opposed to the all-you-can eat extravaganzas of yore.