Sunday, July 6, 2008

Hold the Mustard!

A Blog A Day For A Month: Day 6. Only 25 more days to go.

Most people celebrate the 4th of July with hotdogs and hamburgers. That seems to be an all~American tradition.

But some people just see the line, cross over it and keep running.

Take Joey Chestnut, defending champion of Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest. Please take him.

For the first time in history, the contest went into overtime.


Yep. Seems said champ and six~time champion (110 pound weakling) Takeru Nobayaski of Japan, were tied at the end of the 10 minute contest. They had each eaten 59 hot dogs.

So. On to a sudden death (no pun intended) 5~dog eatoff.

Can you imagine the shame of it all had Joey not won this contest? Thank goodness he spared us the indignity and embarrassment of losing by just stuffing down five more hot dogs.

Whew! I can sleep better tonight knowing the trophy is safely here in the US for another year.

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