Hot dog eating contest/competitive eating

Today is of course the day of the annual Nathan’s hot dog eating contest. Joey Chestnut has a bizarre talent.

He holds a bunch of competitive eating records. Here are a few:

• Nathan’s hot dogs: 76 dogs & buns in 10 minutes
• Hard-boiled eggs: 141 in 8 minutes
• Glazed donuts: 55 in 8 minutes
• Pulled pork sandwiches: 45 in 10 minutes
• Taco Bell softshell beef tacos: 53 in 10 minutes
• Krystal hamburgers: 103 in 8 minutes
• Twinkies: 121 in 6 minutes
• Chicken wings: 182 in 30 minutes
• Big Mac sandwiches: 32 in 38 minutes
• Tamales: 102 in 12 minutes
• Grilled cheese sandwiches: 47 in 10 minutes
• Ice cream sandwiches: 25.5 in 6 minutes
• Pepperoni rolls: 43 in 10 minutes
• Poutine: 28 pounds in 10 minutes

Which is the most disgusting or amazing? The poutine one seems most amazing to me.

how is he not dead

Well, he has an anus.

I’m sure he’d win a competitive pooping contest too


Men’s hot dog eating contest was canceled due to weather!

After it was “canceled”, they fit it in anyway. Chestnut retains the crown, but ate only 62 dogs this time

I remember watching the entire event one year and there was ample discussion of how the unusually (warm? cool? who remembers???) weather was going to affect the various participants and also the likelihood of a prior record being broken.

Is there any way around brain freeze? Or does he just power through for six minutes? This sounds like torture.

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And the race was really for second place which was way behind at 49 and 3rd at 47. I happened to sit down at the 4th luncheon I went to just as it was getting ready to start so I watched it.

a 2 hour delay must really F with their prep I figure. after a minute i said to my kid “he’ll be lucky to get to 65.” I was right! But he won handily. once he is up by over a minute’s worth of dogs (6-10 range) he just needs to not puke.

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I ate a hot dog today. I had the only hot dog in our lunch room. I win.

It was fun to explain to my Chinese coworker that a hot dog, a wiener, and a frankfurter are all the same thing. He asked about der Wienerschnitzel, which I declaimed as a mangled American version of the German word.

Wiener schnitzel isn’t anything like a hotdog


To expand on soy’s post, Wienerschnitzel is an American hot dog chain restaurant, which doesn’t (normally) serve wiener schnitzel (Wiener Schnitzel in German), which is a breaded, pan-fried veal cutlet originating in Austrian cuisine.


Drink warm water in between bites.


The Austrian breaded veal cutlet is das Wiener Schnitzel (meaning a cutlet from Vienna or Viennese style), a neuter noun, not der Wienerschnitzel, “der” being a masculine article of speech. The suffix “el” means “small,” and makes any German word neuter.

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