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    Posted: 07/04/2020 at 8:34pm
Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog-Eating Contest.
Joey Chestnut scarfed down 75 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes to capture the mustard yellow belt for the fifth straight occasion and 13th time in 14 years. The 36-year-old from San Jose, Calif., eclipsed his own record of 74 franks and buns, set in 2018.
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Why is this on every news channel? So stupid.
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How do you crap out 75 hotdogs?
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Note that some of the other top ranked eaters couldn't attend due to travel restrictions. Chestnut would've won anyway, but I was disappointed the newest rising star 6'9" Gideon Oji couldn't attend. I think Oji had a good chance to finish 2nd.   
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newest rising star 6'9" Gideon Oji

What are his credentials, if I may ask?

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Originally posted by DonnOlsen DonnOlsen wrote:

newest rising star 6'9" Gideon Oji

What are his credentials, if I may ask?

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Oji's July 4 hot dog consumption has only been in the high 30's the past few years, but I feel he was ready for a break out year. In April this year, he ate 2 lbs of sliced bologna in 52 seconds beating Joey Chestnut by 3 seconds.
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Originally posted by Twiddler Twiddler wrote:

Why is this on every news channel? So stupid.

Not sure why you say this - I get that if you think of it as gluttony, it is stupid, but it is actually a highly technical sport with lots of practice and preparation to overcome the limitations of the human digestive system.
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How do you crap out 75 hotdogs?

I think they expel them in the opposite direction.
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Originally posted by BRS BRS wrote:

Originally posted by Baal Baal wrote:

How do you crap out 75 hotdogs?

I think they expel them in the opposite direction.

Actually, no.  There is a vomit restriction in the rules.  Nathan's has thought of everything.

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Originally posted by DonnOlsen DonnOlsen wrote:

Originally posted by BRS BRS wrote:

Originally posted by Baal Baal wrote:

How do you crap out 75 hotdogs?

I think they expel them in the opposite direction.

Actually, no.  There is a vomit restriction in the rules.  Nathan's has thought of everything.

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During the competition, obviously, but hours after?
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Originally posted by NextLevel NextLevel wrote:

Originally posted by Twiddler Twiddler wrote:

Why is this on every news channel? So stupid.

Not sure why you say this - I get that if you think of it as gluttony, it is stupid, but it is actually a highly technical sport with lots of practice and preparation to overcome the limitations of the human digestive system.
I dabbled in eating contests and I've won t-shirts and had my picture on the wall of fame in a local place, but that was a while ago. I don't wish to compete for a more subtle reason besides health concerns. In order to get better results, you absolutely cannot enjoy the food. Just shove it down and repeat. I'm certainly guilty of overeating but when it's no longer about taste and pleasure, that's where I draw the line. 
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Originally posted by heavyspin heavyspin wrote:

Originally posted by NextLevel NextLevel wrote:

Originally posted by Twiddler Twiddler wrote:

Why is this on every news channel? So stupid.

Not sure why you say this - I get that if you think of it as gluttony, it is stupid, but it is actually a highly technical sport with lots of practice and preparation to overcome the limitations of the human digestive system.
I dabbled in eating contests and I've won t-shirts and had my picture on the wall of fame in a local place, but that was a while ago. I don't wish to compete for a more subtle reason besides health concerns. In order to get better results, you absolutely cannot enjoy the food. Just shove it down and repeat. I'm certainly guilty of overeating but when it's no longer about taste and pleasure, that's where I draw the line. 

This was the impression I got as well - lots of training to suppress gag reflexes and strengthen various digestive muscles.  They just tried to push through as much volume as possible.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takeru_Kobayashi

that's the only man to beat him.
My personal favorite.
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Originally posted by icontek icontek wrote:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takeru_Kobayashi

that's the only man to beat him.
My personal favorite.

No question that he is a legend.  The big question is what is his standing today?  He is being outperformed as the standard in the discipline has risen.  Can he regain his top-of-the-line results, can he reach that higher high that is now required, or is he the Phil Michelson of competitive eating?

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Originally posted by DonnOlsen DonnOlsen wrote:

Originally posted by icontek icontek wrote:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takeru_Kobayashi

that's the only man to beat him.
My personal favorite.

No question that he is a legend.  The big question is what is his standing today?  He is being outperformed as the standard in the discipline has risen.  Can he regain his top-of-the-line results, can he reach that higher high that is now required, or is he the Phil Michelson of competitive eating?

Thanks.

I consider Kobayashi the Dick Fosbury of competitive eating. He invented a new superior technique (consume the separated hot dog with one hand while dunking the bun in water with the other) and it has become the standard.
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Can I get better by shadow speed eating to get my technique perfected without gaining weight.

I envision a whole new series of Mountain Man shadowing videos.  

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