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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP28 Jul 2020 9:12 p.m. PST

…eating speed

"In the race to scarf down as many hot dogs as possible in 10 minutes, competitive eaters may have a limit: 83 franks, buns and all.

That's according to an analysis of nearly 40 years of the storied Nathan's Famous Coney Island Hot Dog Eating Contest. Started in the 1970s in New York City, the contest now is a televised international event. The current record of 75 hot dogs — set in July — is an improvement over the competition's early days, where winners were crowned after eating a measly dozen or so dogs…"


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Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP28 Jul 2020 9:47 p.m. PST

I'm amazed that many/most don't die from choking.

Arjuna29 Jul 2020 1:28 a.m. PST

There is still room for improvement:
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Do people would have an advantage after total gastrectomy ?
And would it break any rule to participate without a stomach?

Are there bingers that have the stomach to do it without one?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Jul 2020 12:24 p.m. PST



Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP29 Jul 2020 1:39 p.m. PST

Are there bingers that have the stomach to do it without one?

Sonya Thomas (born Lee Sun-kyung on July 26, 1967), also known by her nickname The Black Widow, and "The Leader of the Four Horsemen of the Esophagus"

Zephyr129 Jul 2020 2:36 p.m. PST

I can eat only 1 per meal. 80 would last me 5 years…

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Jul 2020 6:27 p.m. PST

One 1/4 pound one, like the Nathan's beef dog, is good for me.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP29 Jul 2020 7:05 p.m. PST

I believe that I had a hot dog earlier this year. Without baseball, though, my hot dog consumption is way down.

Arjuna29 Jul 2020 11:18 p.m. PST


Couldn't find anything about Sonja Thomas having had a gastrectomy, but Dr. Marc S. Levine is of the opinion competitive speed eating might cause:
"intractable nausea and vomiting, necessitating a partial or total gastrectomy to relieve their symptoms and restore their ability to eat."

Competitive Speed Eating: Truth and Consequences

Sounds fun, but I guess I stay in sports for the …ahem… wider population.
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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP30 Jul 2020 12:29 p.m. PST



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