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Chestnut wins 6th straight title, downs 68 dogs

Joey Chestnut won his sixth straight Fourth of July hot dog-eating contest at Coney Island, downing 68 dogs and buns on Wednesday to tie his personal best in a sweaty, gag-inducing spectacle.


Legal beef: Sara Lee, Kraft escalate wiener war

The nation's two largest hot dog makers are taking their legal beefs Monday to federal court in Chicago, where a judge will determine whether Oscar Mayer or Ball Park franks broke false-advertising laws in their efforts to become top dog.


Cold beer and hot dogs can trigger headaches

Mind-numbing headaches are more likely to strike as the mercury rises, a recent Harvard University study says. But the heat may not be the only perpetrator at play.

Senh: As long as it's ok to drink beer by itself, I could live with that.


NY judge frees Japanese eating champ after fracas

Japanese eating champion Takeru Kobayashi (tah-KEH'-roo koh-bah-YAH'-shee) has been freed after a night in a New York jail over a hot dog scuffle.


Fireworks Follow Sun-Scorched July 4 Festivals

Fireworks Follow Sun-Scorched July 4 Festivals

US celebrates its 234th Independence Day with fireworks and festivals, hot dogs and heat.


Joey Chestnut wins fourth straight Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest; Takeru Kobayashi taken into custody

Joey Chestnut wins fourth straight Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest; Takeru Kobayashi taken into custody

Competitive eater Joey Chestnut has held on to his title at the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest at New York's Coney Island, but one of his biggest rivals tried to crash the celebration and has been taken into custody.

Senh: Whoah, there's such a thing as MLE - Major League Eating. So I guess that means it's officially a sport. Still, I don't think they should have arrested Takeru Kobayashi. He was only responding to the fans. Sure, it was idiotic of him to resist arrest.


Pediatricians call for a choke-proof hot dog

Now, the American Academy of Pediatrics wants foods like hot dogs to come with a warning label — not because of their nutritional risks but because they pose a choking hazard to babies and children.


Chestnut chows down record 68 hot dogs

Setting a new world record, Joey Chestnut won Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest on Saturday, solidifying himself to many as the greatest gustatory athlete of all time.


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