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145 pound Japanese man eats 44 1/2 hot dogs in 12

posted by Jason Kottke   Jul 04, 2003

145 pound Japanese man eats 44 1/2 hot dogs in 12 minutes to win hot dog eating contest by a wide margin.

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jkottkeJul 04, 2003 at 6:19PM

We went to the contest today and it was impressive to watch Kobayashi eat those dogs. He attacked the hell out of them…like he just came off a hunger strike. The second and third place winners were at least double his size.

BrianJul 05, 2003 at 1:03PM

Damn, that’s NUTHIN’. Last night I ate a hot dog AND a hamburger. Boo ya.

Paul ScrivensJul 05, 2003 at 8:32PM

I saw this in the paper today and it amazes me that this guys is only 130lbs. Freaky.

ericJul 06, 2003 at 8:56AM

I’m waiting for the invention of the ‘family-sized’ burger. As big as a pizza.

Sierra Sue Patterson Jan 25, 2004 at 3:07PM

Even a philosopher gets upset with a toothache.

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