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Nathans Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest

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....

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: 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...

Ben Muessig

Chinese Competitive Eaters Are Secret Ingredient At Hot Dog Contest

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Hot Dog Champ Eats 20K Calories, Says Doctor Approves

AP | SAMANTHA GROSS | Posted 08.31.2011 | Home

NEW YORK — Hot dog eating champion Joey Chestnut estimates he eats about 20,000 calories in one shot at food competitions, but he says his docto...

Ben Muessig

Women Get Their Own Table At Coney Island Hot Dog Contest

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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...

Protesting Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

If these contests were in the Olympics, would this lead to competitive eating teams in schools? Would kids grow up aspiring to be competitive eaters?