There’s probably a lot you don’t know about the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest so here are five things that may surprise you.
Ghosts and goblins are expected to come out in late October for Halloween, but the beer-craving undead can’t wait that long. The 9th annual Zombie Pub Crawl kicked off at 4 p.m. Saturday afternoon, with 30,000 people expected to participate in this year’s event. New this year, some pretend zombies ate some real brains. Andrew Zimmern’s “A-Z Canteen” prepared pork brain tacos – a dish that’s served in Mexico – for a group of competitive eaters.
The San Jose, Calif., man known as “Jaws” scarfed down 68 hot dogs and buns to win Wednesday in Brooklyn. He takes home $10,000 and a mustard-yellow champion’s belt.
Competitive eating is as American as (lots of) apple pie. What does it take to be competitive in the world of competitive eating?