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Major League Eating

Oysters Champion Rain, Oyster Champion Reigns

Crazy Legs Conti | Posted 06.03.2014 | Weird News
Crazy Legs Conti

"Sonya, Sonya, Sonya," was heard, not from the fans at the Acme Oyster Eating Contest during New Orleans' Oyster Festival, as they had absconded from ...

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...

The Last Man on Earth (or Just the Loneliest Man in Charlotte After a Hot Dog Eating Contest)

Crazy Legs Conti | Posted 07.28.2014 | Weird News
Crazy Legs Conti

Although my mental prep seemed poised for victory, I wasn't prepared physically. My NYC diet of all-you-can-eat half-priced sushi and French toast has kept me in a shape, probably best described as an sagging water-balloon.

Assault, Profanity, Prize Money and Why Major League Eaters Always Finish Their Veggies

Crazy Legs Conti | Posted 06.30.2014 | Weird News
Crazy Legs Conti

As the South Florida sun set, a golden maize hue on the horizon, one had to reflect on the corn eating championship. It was more than the usual competitive eating contest -- it had fights and forgiveness, despair and hope, bad behavior and magnanimity.

I'm the Bartender at the Corporation Bar, Do You Remember Yesterday?

Crazy Legs Conti | Posted 06.15.2014 | Weird News
Crazy Legs Conti

Leslie, the aforementioned bartender of the Corporation Bar in New Orleans, probably greets a lot of people with the above salutation. The Corporation...

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. ...

Indy -- My Kind of Town!

Crazy Legs Conti | Posted 02.11.2014 | Weird News
Crazy Legs Conti

I have always relied on the kindness of strangeness, so 24 hours of shrimp cocktail, beer and whiskey in Indianapolis required a stumble to the dark side, with some nice folks along the way. As a city on the competitive eating circuit, Indy has often confounded me.

Eating Champion Devours Stomach-Churning Number Of Twinkies

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 10.29.2013 | Weird News

Imagine yourself finishing that first golden, spongy, creamy Twinkie -- your hunger begins to dissipate and your sugar high kicks in. Now imagine shov...

They Can Shut Down the Government, but They Can't Stop the Chili

Crazy Legs Conti | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weird News
Crazy Legs Conti

In 1968, as Washington, D.C. was overcome by riots, Ben's Chili Bowl not only stayed open, but served the rioters on one side and the police on the other, proving that chaos may reign in the streets, but chili brings only peace.

The Buffalo Wing Festival in Two Bites -- Part One: From Sage Daiquiris to Chicken Feed

Crazy Legs Conti | Posted 11.03.2013 | Sports
Crazy Legs Conti

Over a decade ago, I went to my first Buffalo Wing Festival in Buffalo, New York. Hungry Charles Hardy and I spent a half week enjoying the greatest bar food city on the planet.

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...

The Magna Carta of Meat

Crazy Legs Conti | Posted 06.25.2013 | Weird News
Crazy Legs Conti

The symbiotic relationship between a man's fingers and a chicken wing is at its best when the sauce covers both, camouflaging a melding of man and bird as one.

The Magnifying Credit Union World Ice Cream Eating Championship: Too Big to Scoop

Crazy Legs Conti | Posted 06.12.2013 | Weird News
Crazy Legs Conti

As a competitive eater, I do a ton of media -- perhaps you've seen me on TV or heard me on the radio? I hold a few world records, but I am best known for plugging the sponsor's name incessantly.

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?

Hold The Bacon! Eating Contest Suspended In Wake Of Pork Shortage

Simon McCormack | Posted 09.26.2012 | Weird News

This pork shortage is bacon us crazy. With a global bacon shortage deemed "unavoidable" by experts, Major League Eating announced it will suspend a...

Man Breaks Baby Back Rib Eating World Record (VIDEO)

Mike Sternoff | Posted 08.12.2012 | Chicago
Mike Sternoff


10 Mind-Blowing World Champion Eaters | Posted 06.12.2012 | Weird News

The men and women of Major League Eating (it’s a real thing) take part in eating contests that defy the imagination.. It's amazing to see both ho...

WATCH: Thanksgiving Turkey Eating World Championship

Posted 11.22.2011 | Food

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

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...

The State Of Competitive Eating

Posted 08.31.2011 | Food

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...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 08.30.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Today's the last hope for NBA players to avoid a lockout. It's expected that tomorrow, basketball players will join football players on the outside looking in.

Ben Muessig

Women Get Their Own Table At Coney Island Hot Dog Contest | Ben Muessig | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

On July 4, the world's finest female competitive eaters will declare their independence. For the first time ever, top-ranking female hot dog eaters...

Ben Muessig

Competitive Eaters Forced To Sign 'Slave Contracts' | Ben Muessig | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

It's a case of righteous indigestion -- er, indignation -- for competitive eating legend Takeru Kobayashi. Kobayashi, a man considered by many to t...