Hot Dog Eat­ing com­pe­ti­tion.

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

Feel­ing a lit­tle peck­ish? Nathan’s Fa­mous Hot­dog Eat­ing Con­test is held in Coney Is­land, New York on July 4 each year. The aim of the com­pe­ti­tion is to con­sume as many hot­dogs as pos­si­ble in just 10 min­utes. In re­cent years, the com­pe­ti­tion has been dom­i­nated by Joey Ch­est­nut from Cal­i­for­nia, who has won ev­ery year since 2007. Mr Ch­est­nut smashed the world record in 2009 when he ate 68 hot dogs (and buns). Ac­cord­ing to a few ladies of the night, on July 4, 1916, four im­mi­grants had a hot dog eat­ing con­test at Nathan’s Fa­mous stand on Coney Is­land to set­tle an ar­gu­ment about who was the most pa­tri­otic. Start­ing in 2011, women and men have com­peted in sep­a­rate com­pe­ti­tions.

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