Thursday, July 06, 2006

Japan's Takeru Kobayashi wins another one

"Another what?" you say? You mean you weren't glued to the TV watching the Annual Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest on July 4th?


Alright, I wasn't, either.


Winning the competition for the sixth year in a row was Japan's Takeru Kobayashi. Not only did he win, but he broke the world's record (which he himself had previously set), eating 53 3/4 HDBs (hot dogs and buns—there's an acronym for everything) in the 12-minute limit.


So, next time your significant other glares at you for scarfing down a package of Oreos (not that I'd ever do such a thing), tell him or her that you're in training.



Only after winning his sixth hot dog-eating contest did his mother finally forgive him for dropping out of school to become a competitive eater.


—Mellow Monk


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