#THANKSGIVING

The Only Way To Beat Kobayashi Is To Cheat

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On Tuesday, Sonya "Black Widow" Thomas won the Wild Turkey 81 Eating World Championship with a world record 5.25 pounds of turkey downed in ten minutes.

#THANKSGIVING

Have A Happy And Safe Thanksgiving, And For God’s Sake Use A Fork

With Leather will be updating sporadically tomorrow, but chances are we'll be spending most of my second least-favorite holiday* with our families.

competitive eating

Helpful Tips For Competitive Eating

Five years ago, Taylor Mak had a vision – he wanted to start a club for amateur competitive eaters.

MARYLAND TERRAPINS

College’s First Competitive Eating Team?

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A team of competitive eaters at the University of Maryland has achieved club status with that school, securing an undetermined amount of funding for what might be the first collegiate team in competitive eating.

PROBABLY SHOULD WARN YOU THAT ITS GROSS

Man, Dog Vie For Ultimate Eating Title

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If I were in charge of programming for a major network and someone came to me with two pitches and said, “OK, we’ve got a show featuring Jeff Dunham and his puppets or we have a dude challenging his dog to an eating contest”, you’d think the choice would be pretty simple, right.

SONYA THOMAS

Joey Chestnut Lost To A Woman

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Sonya Thomas has been a hot name on the professional food eating circuit as of late.

Takeru Kobayashi

Kobayashi Goes On Hunger Strike

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The Fourth of July is quickly approaching, and what better way to celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence than gratuitous gluttony.

FATTIES

EATING HER WAY INTO THE RECORD BOOKS

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This is Donna Simpson, and she is fat.

Takeru Kobayashi

KOBAYASHI ATE 93 SLIDERS

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The worm continues to turn in the pantheon of competitive eating.

JOEY CHESTNUT

CHESTNUT WINS, EATS 68 DOGS IN 10 MINUTES

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The Last Great American Hero prevailed.

STRIPPERS

GLUTTONY, STRIPPERS STAR AT WING BOWL

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Philadelphia hosts the Wing Bowl every Friday before the Super Bowl, and the event -- which didn't allow professional competitive eaters to participate this year -- featured the usual amount of gluttony and debauchery.

Takeru Kobayashi

THE HOT DOG EATING CONTEST WAS RAD

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I said I wasn't going to go out to Coney Island to watch the hot dog eating contest, but there I was, standing just off of Surf Avenue at 10:00 a.

Takeru Kobayashi

TOMORROW, EATING IS A SPORT

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Tomorrow is the Super Bowl of competitive eating, the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island.


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