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Sonya Thomas

Joey Chestnut Sets New Turkey-Eating Record

AP | Posted 11.25.2014 | Weird News

MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (AP) — Competitive eater Joey Chestnut has won a turkey-eating contest in Connecticut, setting a record by devouring an entire b...

Navy Entertainment and Major League Eating Continued: Okinawa Is Filled with Marines and One Amazing Female Competitive Eater

Crazy Legs Conti | Posted 10.18.2014 | Weird News
Crazy Legs Conti

The history of the female gurgitator is a short one. From Japan, Takako Akasaka once ate 90 ostrich egg omelets. Known as "The Sweet Queen," in 2000 she decimated New York city pastry shops and ate a then-record 22 Nathan's hot dogs in 12 minutes.

WATCH: What It Feels Like After You Wolf Down 69 Hot Dogs In 10 Minutes

The Huffington Post | Buck Wolf | Posted 07.03.2014 | Weird News

Eating 69 Nathan's hot dogs in 10 minutes is punishing. One dog and bun is 290 calories. Sixty-Nine is 20,010 calories -- more than the typical man...

The Buffalo Wing Festival in Two Bites. Part Two: I Am Woman, Hear My Stomach Roar!

Crazy Legs Conti | Posted 11.05.2013 | Weird News
Crazy Legs Conti

On the Major League Eating circuit the hot dog is the toughest food in competition due to the meat and bun combo, but the chicken wing is the most difficult.

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...

Can A Man Eat More Than 68 Hot Dogs In 10 Mins?

AP | NICK DIVITO | Posted 09.03.2013 | Weird News

NEW YORK — Joey Chestnut downed 69 franks and devoured his own record in the men's Fourth of July hot dog eating contest while Sonya Thomas defe...

Watch People Eat Lots Of Sliders Very Quickly

Posted 09.12.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- In honor of the upcoming National Cheeseburger Day, D.C.-based burger chain BGR: The Burger Joint -- last seen bringing us the controver...

'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 ...

WATCH: Thanksgiving Turkey Eating World Championship

Posted 11.22.2011 | Home

This morning, competitive eaters assembled in New York's Times Square for the Thanksgiving Turkey Eating World Championship, sponsored by Wild Turkey ...

Black Widow Eats 183 Chicken Wings In NY Contest

AP | Posted 11.04.2011 | Weird News

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Black Widow of eating contests has scarfed down 183 chicken wings in 12 minutes to break her own world record set last year in Bu...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Competitive Eating World Records: Could You Do That? (PHOTOS, POLL)

Huffington Post | Slideshow By David Vines | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

In the beginning of the month the world witnessed Joey Chestnut win the Nathan's 4th of July Hot Dog Eating Contest for the third time in a row. Chest...