Monday, January 31, 2005

Competitive Eating

(or: Stuffing Your Face with a Crowd of People Watching)

1. "Competitors who are all heart(burn)"
"On Saturday, competitive eaters battled for $9,000 in prize money - and
 the nearest bottle of antacid - as they devoured a burger heavier than a
 newborn baby"

2. "Kobayashi wins hot dog eating contest, again"
"For the fourth year, Kobayashi was named the world's top hot dog eater for
 eating 53-and-a-half hot dogs in 12 minutes"

3. "Seven-stone woman crowned wing-eating champ"
"A seven-stone woman has beaten a 29-stone challenger by munching her way
 through 167 chicken wings in 32 minutes"

4. "Iron-stomached Norwegian gulps down oyster record"
"A Norwegian man has annihilated the world record for eating oysters by
 downing a stomach-churning 187 of the slippery molluscs in three minutes
 before polishing off a few pints of Guinness"

5. "Competitive 'eater' sets nibbling challenge"
"To mark the premiere of a film about his life as a competitive eater,
 Crazy Legs Conti is trying to eat his way out of a telephone booth-size
 structure filled with popcorn"

6. "Redskins lineman wins eating contest"
"Thomas, who is 6 feet 5 and weighs 306 pounds, ate six pounds of food,
 beating a 60-minute deadline, at Chubby's Barbecue in Emmitsburg, Md"

7. International Federation of Competitive Eating - IFOCE
A site dedicated to the "sport" of competitive eating, including:
* IFOCE List of Records


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