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Nathans Hot Dog Eating Contest

What Happened To Takeru Kobayashi?

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 07.05.2014 | Weird News

When it comes to competitive eating these days, Takeru Kobayashi is just a wiener -- and his career is nothing to relish. On July 4th, he watched l...

CRY HAVOC! Let's Eat The Dogs Of War

AP | JULIE WALKER | Posted 09.03.2014 | Weird News

NEW YORK (AP) — High-ranking chowhound Joey "Jaws" Chestnut dropped to one knee and proposed to his longtime girlfriend before Friday's annual hot d...

Meet The Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest's Top Competitors

AP | RACHELLE BLIDNER | Posted 07.04.2014 | Weird News

NEW YORK (AP) — Competitive eaters prove that size does not always matter. The top four contestants in the annual Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating C...

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....

Michael McLaughlin

Black Hole's Appetite Awes Competitive Hot Dog Eaters | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 03.03.2014 | Weird News

The officials who put on the Nathan's hot dog eating contest need to put their money where their mouth is if they're serious about advancing science. ...

Eating Contests: American Shame

Diana Nyad | Posted 08.06.2013 | Impact
Diana Nyad

What is the commentary on our waste of food, our nation of obese overeaters? Eating contests? Let's get rid of them.

PHOTOS: We Love The 'Black Widow'!

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 07.09.2013 | DC

Can you eat more than 36 and three-quarters hot dogs in ten minutes? We didn't think so. That's the number of hot dogs that Sonya "The Black Wid...


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...

5 Cool Ways To Celebrate This 4th Of July

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 06.29.2013 | Travel

Fourth of July is coming up, and if you’re like most Americans, you’ll probably be grilling, hitting the beach or staking out a spot to watch the ...

It's Weenie War!

Crazy Legs Conti | Posted 06.01.2013 | Weird News
Crazy Legs Conti

Coney Island has often been the phoenix rising from its ashes and Nathan's was the beacon that highlighted its return.

'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...

WATCH: Bloomberg's 10 Hilariously Awful Hot Dog Puns

Posted 07.04.2012 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg presided over the official Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest weigh-in at City Hall Park on Tuesday, dually gracing New Yorkers with some...

Hot-Dog Champ Kobayashi Devours Record With 337 Wings At Wing Bowl

AP | Posted 04.04.2012 | Weird News

PHILADELPHIA — Competitive-eating champ Takeru Kobayashi (tah-kah-roo koh-bee-yah-shee) conquered Philadelphia's annual gustatory gorge-fest by ...

Nathan's Contest Leaves Me Unfulfilled

Ron Kaplan | Posted 09.07.2011 | Impact
Ron Kaplan

Call me unpatriotic, but after hearing a news item on WINS that the winner of the annual Fourth of July event would consume some 20,000 calories in 1...

WATCH: Video Shows Kobayashi Didn't Break Hot Dog Eating Record

Posted 09.07.2011 | Home

The 2011 Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest on Monday was widely seen as something of a draw between reigning champion Joey Chestnut...

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...

David Moye

First 'The Wrestler', Then 'The Fighter', Now, 'The Eater' | David Moye | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

The Fighter, The Wrestler and so many other sports films have captured the thrill of victory, but until now, none has chronicled the agony of indigest...

WATCH: One Man. One Jar Of Nutella.

Posted 08.29.2011 | Comedy

The fourth of July is fast approaching and, since nothing says America like competitive eating, we couldn't resist posting this video of professional ...

It's That Time Of Year Again ...

Posted 08.22.2011 | New York

Overindulgence is as American as gorging on apple pie, so it makes sense that every year, on our nation's birthday, competitive eaters chow down at Na...

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 Faces Charges After Coney Island Arrest

AP | EVA DOU | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Japanese eating champion Takeru Kobayashi, arrested at a July Fourth hot dog-eating contest, was freed Monday after a night in jail, ...

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...

The Best Places To See Fireworks, Eat Hot Dogs, & More

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

In keeping with years past, Macy's will be providing the not-to-be-missed fireworks this Fourth of July. Luckily, there are plenty of great places to...

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 ...