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Hot-dog-eating weenies

John Carrol is struck by how few hot dogs the winner and runner-up of a hot-dog-eating contest on Spectacle Island actually ate: The winner barely scarfed down 7 1/2 in 10 minutes:

... Not to get all New York on you, but at the annual Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest, they down almost ten times that number of franks in the same amount of time. ...

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The Nathan's Coney Island contest is one of the most disgustingly hilarious events on TV. Spectacle Island has a lot of catching up to do: 7.4 HDBs (that's hot dogs & buns, for the gratefully uninitiated) in 10 minutes isn't even a warm up pace for the serious competitive eaters.

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...doesn't have enough street cred yet for the true gustatory heavy hitters.

4.84 lbs. of sausage in 10 minutes. Good grief. My cholesterol count would have a comma in it after that.

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I think it is nice to have a contest every so often that is not filled by people who have to fly in from all corners of the globe to compete. For NORMAL people 7 and a half hot dogs with buns included in ten minutes is a fairly large number. I have been at bbq's where I have polished off close to that but that was over the course of 6/7 hours and I still felt awful on the way home.

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... you do have to ride a boat to get to this contest.

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