GDT watched a re-run of the 2006 Nathan's Hotdog Eating Contest. Takeru Kobayashi, born in 1978, won the contest by eating a world record setting
53 3/4 hotdogs (and buns)in
12 minutes. It was Kobayashi's sixth consecutive win.
The primary rule is as follows."Whoever eats (and keeps down) the most hot dogs and buns (sometimes abbreviated 'HDBs') in 12 minutes is the winner. Partially eaten hot dogs count and the granularity of measurement is eighths of a hot dog. Any hot dog still in the mouth at the end of the 12 minutes count only if they are swallowed."
Speaking of eating...
Natsuko "Gal" Sone (age 21) is an eater. She became popular thanks to a video of her eating
9 kgsof curry, noodles and rice. The video, a segment from a variety show, was viewed
108,480 timeson YouTube before it was taken down for copyright violation.
Creator: Gerald D. Thurman
Created: 12 February 2007