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Hot Dog Heavyweights

Jul 2, 2008 10:31 AM | 0 comments

Nothing says summertime like a ride on the world famous Cyclone, a brisk stroll on the boardwalk and a Nathan’s Hot Dog from Coney Island. But if your name is Joey Chestnut or Takeru Kobayashi then having just one hot dog is never enough. Last years Mustard Yellow Belt winner, Chestnut proved that consuming 66 hot dogs in less than 12 minutes is only a small feat for those with a strong stomach.

Hot Dog lovers old and young are all anxiously awaiting the annual Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog eating contest. Every Independence Day, for the past 93 years, Frankfurter lovers from across the globe have made their way to the corner of Surf and Stillwell Avenues for this highly anticipated event.

If you think you have what it takes to be a competitive eater, and would like to put your skills to the test, visit your local library for some food for thought.

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