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Nathan’s annual hotdog eating contest was shown on ESPN, so it must be a sport. Joey Chestnut won for the fifth year in a row. This year the final count was 62 hotdogs (with buns) in 10 minutes.

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You didn’t really think I’d brave the crowds at Coney Island to watch contestants stuff hotdogs in their faces, did you? Again, Joey Chestnut of the U.S. defeated former champ Takeru Kobayashi of Japan, downing 68 Nathan’s hotdogs (and buns) in 10 minutes. ESPN aired the action live. Competitive eating has evolved into a career here in the U.S., for the select few who have the talent. I don’t think it’s helping our reputation around the world. Happy 4th!

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