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    Man Eats 44 Hot Dogs


    July 5, 2003 10:37 AM EDT


    NEW YORK, Jul 04, 2003 (United Press International via COMTEX) -- A svelte, 130-pound Takeru Kobayashi ate 44 and a half hot dogs and buns in 12 minutes Friday, winning a hot-dog eating contest on New York's Coney Island.

    The Japanese national needed just 12 minutes to eat his way to a win at the 88th annual Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest.

    He beat out 20 other competitors for the "Coveted International Mustard Yellow Belt." Kobayashi also wins a year's supply of hot dogs.

    To get all those franks down, he deployed his "Solomon method" that involves snapping the hot dogs in half before swallowing them. The method has earned him the nickname Tsunami, the CTV.ca News reported.

    The two-time defending champ jumped up and down hoping to push the food down before continuing. He also lifted his shirt at the end to show his swollen stomach.
    Last edited by EoneTiller; 07-06-2003, 12:41 AM.

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    Coverage of this spectacle is pretty extensive in the NYC area. What amazes me is that no one ever choked to death. This is truly entertaining, but disgusting.

    BTW, William "Refrigerator" Perry was in this year's contest. To put this in perspective, he weighs about 360 and only ate 14.
    PROUD, HONORED AND HUMBLED RECIPIENT OF THE PURPLE HYDRANT AWARD - 10/2007.

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    • #3
      See? Us scrawny guys can get it DONE!!!!!

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      • #4
        On the subject of hotdogs. Why do they give you 8 hotdogs in a pack yet only 6 rolls in a bag?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by dfdex1
          On the subject of hotdogs. Why do they give you 8 hotdogs in a pack yet only 6 rolls in a bag?

          I thought it was 10 hot dogs and 8 buns??

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          • #6
            Still why do they give you less rolls than hotdogs?

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            • #7
              Here are some of the "explanations" you'll hear: (1) We do it that way because everybody else does. If we started doing ten to the package we'd have to charge more, consumers wouldn't notice they were getting more, and we'd lose business. Fine, but why did the first guy start packing eight? (2) There is something inherent in baking tray or oven design that makes ten impractical to produce. Not true. Continental Baking, maker of the Wonder brand and one of the largest companies in the industry, sells both eight-packs and ten-packs, depending on "consumer preferences and local market conditions." What this means is that if enough people want ten-packs and everybody else is selling them, Continental will too. St. Louis, for one, is said to be a big ten-pack town. (3) Ten-packs are a clumsy shape and tend to get broken up when they're tossed around on supermarket shelves. This is close to the truth, I think (see below), but obviously not that close, since Continental somehow manages to cope.




              http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a2_350.html

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              • #8
                Thank you Eone! Not just for the hotdog bun info, but for also reminding me there is someone out there with even less of a life then me!

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                • #9
                  oh is mike around?

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                  • #10
                    I thought it was 10 hot dogs and 8 buns??
                    Hmmm...I managed to find an 8 pack of hot dogs to go with my 8 pack of buns, I think they were those fancy ones that NASCAR uses. I don't remember the brand name though.
                    Why do I *always* have to be the calm one?
                    Note to self: first spell check then post.

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                    • #11
                      hell nowadays you can get like a 16 pack of buns,or 8 buns 8 hot dogs, 10 dogs 10 buns.also ive seen the 100 pack of hotdogs.

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                      • #12
                        hell nowadays you can get like a 16 pack of buns,or 8 buns 8 hot dogs, 10 dogs 10 buns.also ive seen the 100 pack of hotdogs.
                        BURP ... sorry you cant get any more 100 packs...
                        I havent failed, I've found 10,000 ways that don't work.

                        - Thomas Edison

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