What better way to celebrate a holiday then to have an awesome eating competition. I saw the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest last year on television and was pigstruck! Every year, this competition is held on Coney Island in Brookyln, New York on July 4th. And, what better month to celebrate but in July when it is National Hot Dog month. I would just *love* to be there to watch in person… and maybe compete.
Twenty competitors stand behind a 30 foot long table and chow down against each other. They have a short ten minutes (which I’m sure seems like forever to them!) to eat as many hot dogs and buns as they possibly can. A designated score keeper stands behind each competitor and keeps up with how many hot dogs/buns each person is eating by holding up a sign for each person showing the number of dogs consumed.
Over the past several years, Joey Chestnut has won for the United States. Last year, he ate a total of 68 hot dogs/buns. The year before in 2011, he ate a total of 62 hot dogs/buns.
And, did you know that women are also in this competition? Over the past several years, Sonya Thomas – AKA Black Widow – has also won for the United States. Last year, she ate a total of 45 hot dogs/buns. The year before in 2011, she ate a total of 40 hot dogs/buns.
Here’s a picture of both of them –
Now I understand that competitor eaters are trained. But I have to tell you, I’m a natural born competitor eater. Look at this body – I am *made* for this competition… of course with beef hot dogs. I bet you I could do a big hurt on some of those dogs and at least tie Joey Chestnut.
I may have to venture outside into nature in the backyard when mom/dad grill our hot dogs this afternoon. You know, just to see if any of them just ‘happen’ to fall off the grill. Perhaps I can start my very own neighborhood eating competition for my four legged friends. Who’s in with me?
XOXO – Bacon
Note: picture taken from Internet
07/04/2013 at 9:03 am
Happy 4th July Bacon!xx Speedy
07/04/2013 at 9:36 am
You too my friend Speedy! Be safe and have some fun. XOXO – Bacon
07/04/2013 at 10:31 am
I’m pretty competitive with my eating too. I should enter that contest!
Happy 4th you guys!
07/04/2013 at 11:29 am
I think it would be awesome for all of us to have an eating competition and televise it. It could be like the puppy bowl! XOXO – Bacon
07/04/2013 at 7:18 pm
68 hot dogs?!?!!!!! Far out, I can’t even finish one in ten minutes. Sonya also did incredibly. 45 hot dogs is serious stuff. I think I would’ve vomited most of it back up… ick. Great post Bacon!
07/04/2013 at 7:29 pm
Thank my friend. I’m not sure if I could do it but it would kind of fun trying. XOXO – Bacon
07/05/2013 at 2:17 am
My dog Jack would give you a run for his money. He doesn’t seem to have a “full” button. 🙂
07/05/2013 at 6:53 am
You know we are similar. 🐷 Sometimes I don’t have a full button either. Snorts. XOXO – Bacon