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Joey Chestnut emerges again as the Nathan’s hot dog champion

Joey Chestnut emerges again as the Nathan's hot dog champion

Despite the coronavirus, competitive hot dog eating is still on. 

Competitive eater Joey Chestnut did not disappoint at the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest for 2020, where he scarfed down 75 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes, breaking his 2018 record of 74 hot dogs and buns in the same time period. Darron Breeden came in second in the men’s competition, with 42 hot dogs and buns consumed in 10 minutes. Chestnut is now a 13-time winner of the contest, having lost only once in the last 14 years. 

🌭 13-TIME CHAMPION 🌭@joeyjaws breaks his own world record by eating 75 hot dogs and wins his 13th title in 14 years 💪 pic.twitter.com/8euwBbK7qm

— ESPN (@espn) July 4, 2020 Read more…

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11 eating competitions that will leave you disgusted — but impressed

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You’ve probably heard of competitive eating, those food challenges in which people consume ungodly amounts as fast as they can, battling it out for cash prizes as high as $10,000. These challenges span the globe, are broadcast on ESPN, and include just about anything edible: jalapeños, shrimp cocktail, and gyoza, to name just a few. 

They’ve also got history. In a story from the 1400s, notes Eater, a Nordic man enters an eating competition with a god. In the 1700s, poet James Taylor wrote of the “Great Eater of Kent,” whom, Atlas Obscura reports, ate “some 60 eggs, a good portion of a lamb, and a handful of pies — a meal that left him hungry for more.” Read more…

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