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Joey 'Jaws' Chestnut, Miki Sudo win annual Nathan's Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest

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One of the most obscene events, and represents everything that is wrong with the US, and with the people it draws in. There is nothing good about any of this.

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Amazing how flat their stomachs are. What’s the trick?

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What’s the trick?

Vomiting.

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Maria and Kentaro, Nathan's donates to charity:

https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2018/04/02/1458617/0/en/Nathan-s-Famous-and-Publix-Team-Up-to-Make-Donation-to-The-Miracle-League-of-Miami-Dade.html

And what do you, Maria and Kentaro, do to help society?

Kentaro:

https://wiki.d-addicts.com/Food_Fight

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gal_Sone

Does this make Japan "4th world"?

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By the way, those are swanky belts. Wish I had one.

Nathan's hot dogs are the best! Try one. Guarantee you'll be hooked :)

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Not interesting since they kicked the Japanese guy out by trying to impose a very unreasonable contract.

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I hate all eating contests whatever it is they are eating. Seems obscene when billions don't have enough to eat.

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@jalapeno:

And what do you, Maria and Kentaro, do to help society?

I could tell you whether or not I do anything to help society, and list what I do, but that is unnecessary - I don't do what I do so that people pat me on the back be being generous with time or money. And even more should such companies not "help society" simply in order to promote their business. That is immoral.

To justify food waste and gluttony in a world where food kitchens and homelessness are becoming an increasing norm, is obscene.

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@maria

Actually vomiting is prohibited and cause for disqualification.

In fact the winner must wait backstage after the competition. If they vomit they are disqualified.

It's called reversal of fortune.

Who cares if one person eats 71 hot dogs or 71 people eat one hot dog?

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Maria, part of their wealth and perhaps ability to donate large amounts of money is this eating contest, which brings in a lot of publicity and customers.

So again, are you in a position to criticize them? Not asking for info on your charitable contributions to society so I can give you a "pat on the back". I'm just wondering if you are just a troll, a hypocrite, or someone legit.

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should have made it an Olympic sports for Tokyo2020, could have meant 2 more medals( chocolate of course)

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Maria.  Maybe lighten up a bit.

How you can link this competition to world poverty and hunger beats me.  How mush more egregious waste and profligacy is there in the world than this harmless event.

And yes, Nathans are delicious.

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Be a proud champ and wear the belt as it should be around the waist. Never mind slinging it on your shoulder. Only The Rock is allowed to do that.

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Ten thousand years from now, archaeologists will open a tomb and find the perfectly preserved body of Joey Chestnut. They will presume that he must have been the Emperor. Why else would our high priests embalmed him with such high levels of preservatives?

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I can't stop looking.

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I know its grotesque and disgusting but if it's on the TV I will watch it - humans are drawn to look at such 'abnormal' things

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Maria: One of the most obscene events, and represents everything that is wrong with the US, and with the people it draws in. There is nothing good about any of this. ... To justify food waste and gluttony in a world where food kitchens and homelessness are becoming an increasing norm, is obscene.

You are going after the low-hanging fruit in their criticisms. How much food is wasted in these competitions? A tiny, tiny, fraction of an amount. But on the other hand, how much water is wasted by filling up the swimming pools your children go into? How much still-good food per day do supermarkets throw out based strictly on the arbitrary sell-by dates printed on the labels? In every supermarket in the country? Every day? Shall we criticize people who build houses any larger than the bare minimum that they need? Waste is all around us. Society is full of waste. Our laws and customs necessitate waste. If you want to make a stand for the needy, why don't you pick a more deserving target rather than getting all high-and-mighty over people enjoying a hot dog eating contest between just a handful of participants?

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I hope it does become an Olympic event. The Olympics are such a joke now, crammed full of bs "sports", why not hotdog gluttony too?

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Obese people are doing this daily, in multiple countries, in private, for no prize money.

They're the real champs.

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One of the most obscene events, and represents everything that is wrong with the US, and with the people it draws in. There is nothing good about any of this.

Professional eating competitions happen worldwide and is huge in Japan. It isn't a US thing.

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Obese people are doing this daily, in multiple countries, in private, for no prize money.

They're the real champs.

Yes, but can they do it in 10 minutes? Ha-ha!

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Who cares if one person eats 71 hot dogs or 71 people eat one hot dog?

Seventy of the hundreds of people in New York who have nothing to eat tonight care.

There is a world of difference between one person gorging on what they have, and sharing with others.

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@Kestrel

I hope it does become an Olympic event. The Olympics are such a joke now, crammed full of bs "sports", why not hotdog gluttony too?

Forget it. It would be quickly ruined as transspecies would have to be included. How could a human compete against a former human turned dog?

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@Anonymous,

And the Wachowski sisters could make the movie!

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In some parts of the world, people die of hunger but this.....sigh.

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