2 3 live&learn&rejoice: What a way to celebrate the 4th of July!!

July 4, 2011

What a way to celebrate the 4th of July!!


Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest -
Women's winner: Sonya Thomas - 40 hot dogs in 10 minutes (yay, Sonya!!)
Men's winner: Joey Chestnut - 62 hot dogs in 10 minutes

Inspired by Sonya and Joey and my own comparatively paltry attempts at gargantuan eating, I looked to Major League Eating (http://www.ifoce.com/) for more awe-instilling feats -

Sonya again!!!  8.31 lbs Armour Vienna Sausage in 10 minutes (2005)
Joey again!!! 9 lbs, 5.2 oz deep fried asparagus spears in 10 minutes (2011)
Don Lerman - 6 lbs baked beans in 1 minute, 48 seconds
Dominic Cardo - 3 lbs, 3 oz pickled beef tongue in 12 minutes
Don Lerman - 7 quarter lb sticks of salted butter in 5 minutes
Sonya again!!! 11 lbs cheesecake in 9 minutes
Takeru Kobayashi - 17.7 lbs of cow brains (or 57 cows' brains) in 15 minutes

Photos of many of the winners are at http://www.ifoce.com/rankings.php