Friday, July 04, 2008

Hot Dogs

I thought this chart of the number of hot dogs eaten in the Nathan's Hot Dog eating contest was interesting.

Primarily in the enormous jump in 2001 when Kobayashi shows up and destroys the previous record, and then follows it up with 5 more consecutive victories. Then there is the big jump last year when Joey Chestnut comes out of nowhere to win by three HDBs and set a new world record.

I saw that Joey managed to win again this year, but it required an overtime showdown.

[ Video of the end of this year's contest ]

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