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Hot Dog Eating Contest

Man Chokes To Death During Hot Dog Eating Contest

AP | Posted 07.08.2014 | Crime

CUSTER, S.D. (AP) -- A Fourth of July hot dog eating contest in South Dakota turned tragic when a contestant choked to death. Custer County Sheriff...

This Is How Someone Eats 69 Hot Dogs In 10 Minutes

The Huffington Post | Alissa Scheller | Posted 07.02.2014 | Weird News

Americans eat a lot of hot dogs, but few (probably) eat 69 in one sitting. Infographic by Alissa Scheller for The Huffington Post....

Andy Campbell

WATCH: How Do You Train For A Competitive Eating Contest? | Andy Campbell | Posted 06.14.2014 | Weird News

Eat your heart out, New York, there's a new competitive eater in town. Takeru Kobayashi? Not even in Major League Eating anymore. Joey "Jaws" Chest...

Petite Lady Is Big Wiener At Hot Dog Contest

AP | Posted 06.01.2014 | Weird News

BLOOMINGDALE, Ill. (AP) — Michelle Lesco is petite, but the 115-pound competitive eater still managed to gobble down more than 28 hot dogs — and b...

Baseball Player Injured In Hot-Dog Eating Contest, Undergoes Surgery

Posted 07.05.2013 | Weird News

It's bad for a baseball player to choke in a clutch situation. It's even worse in a hot-dog eating contest. Unfortunately for 19-year-old Brian Re...


Posted 07.04.2013 | Weird News

We have a wiener. The annual Nathan's hot-dog eating contest was a cake walk for six-time defending champing Joey Chestnut who downed 69 frankfurte...


Posted 05.10.2013 | Weird News

Competitive eaters of the world, unite! The Wienerpocalypse is nigh. A semi truck full of hot dogs overturned on an Ohio highway early this morning...

Is Competitive Hot Dog Eating a Young Man's Game?

Crazy Legs Conti | Posted 07.08.2013 | Weird News
Crazy Legs Conti

A lot of competitive eaters wear open-toed shoes during competition, a fashion faux pas, I find both disturbing from a social etiquette issue to a health department concern. Perhaps, that's why Major League Eaters refer to retirement as, "hanging up the esophagus."

I Eat for America

Crazy Legs Conti | Posted 05.07.2013 | Weird News
Crazy Legs Conti

The Nathan's contest is the Tour de France, the Masters, and the Super Bowl rolled into a hot dog bun. I've been fortunate to be at the final table for a decade. Where can eating too many hot dogs get you?

'Black Widow' Stuffs Competition In Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 09.03.2012 | Weird News

NEW YORK — Joey Chestnut won his sixth straight Fourth of July hot dog-eating contest at Coney Island, downing 68 dogs and buns on Wednesday to ...

What Happens To Your Body When You Eat 68 Hot Dogs?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 06.26.2013 | Healthy Living

Every year, on the Fourth of July, Americans eat hot dogs. A lot of hot dogs. According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (yes, such a thing...

All About Hot Dogs

Leslie Hatfield | Posted 09.02.2012 | Home
Leslie Hatfield

Americans eat a whopping 20 billion hot dogs every year --150 million of them on the 4th of July. The hot dog may be as American as apple pie, but this summertime favorite is not without controversy, past or present.

WATCH: Is Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest Bigger Than Wimbledon?

Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

Every year, the Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Contest captivates sports fans on July 4. But does competitive eating rival other more establish...

Chicagoan Takes Second In 2011 Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 09.04.2011 | Chicago

NEW YORK — Joey Chestnut scarfed down 62 hot dogs to win his fifth consecutive Fourth of July hot dog eating contest at Coney Island – the...

Ben Muessig

Kobayashi Sets World Record While Chestnut Relishes Fifth Straight Hot Dog Win | Ben Muessig | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

Takeru Kobayashi has regained the title of the world's greatest hot dog eater -- but this time it comes with an asterisk. Joey Chestnut once again...

Ben Muessig

Chinese Competitive Eaters Are Secret Ingredient At Hot Dog Contest | Ben Muessig | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

The question going into the year's preeminent hot dog eating contest isn't what the frankfurters are made of -- it's what to make of a group of Chines...

Ben Muessig

Chestnut Battles Kobayashi From Afar In July 4 Hot Dog Contest | Ben Muessig | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

Yankees vs. Red Sox. Tupac vs. Biggie. Chestnut vs. Kobayashi? The rivalry between legendary hot dog eaters Joey Chestnut and Takeru Kobayashi is s...

The State Of Competitive Eating

Posted 08.31.2011 | Home

Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest is pretty much the Olympics of the competitive eating circuit. But there's much more to the life of a competiti...

Joey Chestnut: 'My Body Was Built To Eat 68 Hot Dogs'

Posted 08.15.2011 | Home

Joey "Jaws" Chestnut has eaten 68 hot dogs in 10 minutes and as a result, has been the reigning champion of Nathan's July 4th hot dog eating contest s...

Nathan's Hot Dog-Eating Contest Now Separating Men And Women

Posted 06.22.2011 | Home

If you're a female competitive eater, your chances of winning the Nathan's Famous hot dog-eating contest just got slightly easier. CNN reports that th...

Takeru Kobayashi, Former Hot Dog Champion, Out Of Hot Water

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Japanese eating champion Takeru Kobayashi is out of hot water following his arrest over a Fourth of July frank fracas. A judge in Br...

Kobayashi ARRESTED: Joey Chestnut Wins Hot Dog Contest, Former Champ Dragged Off By Cops (VIDEO)

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (Associated Press) - A Japanese eating champion who sat out this year's Coney Island Fourth of July hot dog contest apparently couldn't resis...

Takeru Kobayashi Out Of Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest? (VIDEOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

There may be a whole lot of hot dogs left over at this year's Fourth of July eating contest. Legendary professional food scarfer Takeru Kobayashi is ...

Moment of Clarity - Yet Another Reason Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

Lee Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Camp


Kristin Cavallari: Totally Unscripted

Ann Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Ann Carr