Topics loves pizza, but when we eat too much sometimes we don’t feel so good.
Which is why we’re in absolute awe of two blokes who demolished a two-metre long pizza at Criniti’s at Westfield Kotara.
Lambton’s Jamie Miller and Ourimbah’s Isaac Harding-Davis were the first to complete the "2 Mates 2 Metre Pizza Challenge” at the Kotara restaurant.
They had an hour to finish the feast. They did it in about 40 minutes.
“Isaac ate his metre in about 18 minutes,” Jamie, nicknamed “Lemon Blossom”, said.
“He was close to maxing out after that – I was a bit slower, chugging along.”
When it was over, Jamie didn’t feel great.
“I felt like I was going to die,” he said.
On Thursday, the morning after the feat, he was still a bit dusty. He had a pizza hangover.
“I was really thirsty – there was that much salty and oily meat,” he said.
“I swelled up something huge.
“I didn’t get to sleep until about 3am – too much pain.”
The night of the great pizza challenge was Jamie’s 44th birthday.
“The pizza cost us $170, but if you finish it you get that money reimbursed,” he said.
They each received a VIP card to eat free at the restaurant once a week for a year.
A Criniti’s Kotara spokeswoman said the restaurant was happy the pair had won the “tough challenge”.
Jamie and Isaac are known as “competitive eaters”. TV Tokyo flew the pair to Los Angeles in 2014 as part of a four-man Australian team.
They competed in Battle Of The Big Eaters: World Championships, an annual 5-hour television special aired in Japan on New Year’s Day.
Isaac holds speed-eating records and has won eating competitions.
“Before a big challenge, I’ll try not to eat much throughout the day in preparation,” Isaac said.
“I’ll generally fast from food for about 24 hours to give the digestive system a break after a challenge, as well as drinking lots of water and exercising.”
As for Jamie, eating a huge amount of food is not his only talent. He once crossed Lake Macquarie on a pool pony.
Scientists have confirmed Resting Bitch Face, also known as Bitchy Resting Face, is a real thing.
The vast majority of those afflicted by the condition were apparently women, although Kanye West was among the male examples, according to the Washington Post.
Queen Elizabeth, Victoria Beckham and actress Kristen Stewart were revealed to be affected females.
Behavioural researchers used face-reading software, which can map 500 points on the human face.
They analysed expressions reflecting eight basic human emotions: happiness, sadness, anger, fear, surprise, disgust, contempt and neutral.
And which emotion was responsible for Resting Bitch Face? You guessed it: contempt.
Topics wonders whether any prominent Novocastrians suffer from this condition. You might have even seen it among your peers, perhaps on social-media postings.
Come to think of it, maybe we suffer from this ourselves. Better go check the mirror.
Speaking of mirrors, MoneyPenny bar in Honeysuckle posted this on Facebook: “A couple of years ago when we first opened, we had this mirror hanging in our bathroom and it was subsequently stolen.
“But today, it was finally returned after somebody alerted us to its whereabouts.
“Something to reflect on anyway...”