Anthropocene has emerged as a popular scientific term used by scientists to designate the period of Earth's history during which humans have a decisive influence on the state, dynamics and future of the Earth system.
What geologists choose to call a period of history normally matters little to the rest of mankind.
The Anthropocene is different.
Human impact on our planet has exponentially reduced geological eras and now humans share the same timeline with anthropocene.
Golden Spikes are the places chosen by scientists to provide the best snapshot of the passage between two periods.
Humans are increasingly selecting homogenous and limited suite of cosmopolitan crops, livestock and creatures.
The same chicken breed leaves bones, bigger and differently shaped to its ancestors, in thousands of landfill sites and on street corners around the world, making them a possible mark of the beginning of Anthropocene.
Competitive speed eating challenges the participants of this competition to eat as much food as they can in the less amount of time possible. These contests fill stadiums with families attending the events and YouTube videos where professional eaters show-off their eating ability score millions of views.
Despite its growing popularity this kind of activity contributes to glamourizing the overconsumption of food, potentially self-destructive behaviour and unhealthy lifestyle, especially within the most vulnerable part of the audience.
If it's true that is easier to imagine the end of the world than to imagine the end of capitalism, Fredric Jameson suggests: "we can now revise that and and witness the attempt to imagine capitalism by way of imagining the end of the world."
Photos and video were taken during the U.S. Chicken Wing Eating Championship
This year’s winner was Joey Chestnut eating 220 chicken wings in 12 minutes.
Slow motion video by Daria Klimasheva