The 2011 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest

Joey Chestnut is introduced at the 2011 Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest at the original Nathan's Famous in Coney Island on July 4, 2011. (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)
Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest Joey Chestnut is introduced at the 2011 Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest at the original Nathan's Famous in Coney Island on July 4, 2011. (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)
Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas, left, accepts her trophy after she wins the first Nathan's Famous Women's Hot Dog Eating Contest by consuming 40 hot dogs and buns, Monday, July 4, 2011 at Coney Island. She fell just short of her female world record of 41 hot dogs and buns. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas, left, accepts her trophy after she wins the first Nathan's Famous Women's Hot Dog Eating Contest by consuming 40 hot dogs and buns, Monday, July 4, 2011 at Coney Island. She fell just short of her female world record of 41 hot dogs and buns. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
With his trophy in one hand and a bottle of Pepto-Bismol in the other, four-time reigning champion Joey Chestnut, center, accepts his trophy after he wins his fifth Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating World Championship with a total of 62 hot dogs and buns, Monday, July 4, 2011, at Coney Island. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest With his trophy in one hand and a bottle of Pepto-Bismol in the other, four-time reigning champion Joey Chestnut, center, accepts his trophy after he wins his fifth Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating World Championship with a total of 62 hot dogs and buns, Monday, July 4, 2011, at Coney Island. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Competitors at the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest gorge themselves against the clock for "The Mustard Yellow International Belt," Monday, July 4, 2011, at Coney Island. (AP Photo/John Munchillo)
Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest Competitors at the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest gorge themselves against the clock for "The Mustard Yellow International Belt," Monday, July 4, 2011, at Coney Island. (AP Photo/John Munchillo)
Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas, left, accepts her trophy after she wins the first Nathan's Famous Women's Hot Dog Eating World Championship by consuming 40 hot dogs, Monday, July 4, 2011, at Coney Island. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas, left, accepts her trophy after she wins the first Nathan's Famous Women's Hot Dog Eating World Championship by consuming 40 hot dogs, Monday, July 4, 2011, at Coney Island. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Nick Cannon shares secret "Cannon Dog" recipe at the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest, Monday, July 4, 2011, in Coney Island, NY. (Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Pepto-Bismol)
Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest Nick Cannon shares secret "Cannon Dog" recipe at the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest, Monday, July 4, 2011, in Coney Island, NY. (Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Pepto-Bismol)
Champion Joey Chestnut kisses a bottle of Pepto-Bismol after eating 62 hot dogs at the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest, Monday, July 4, 2011, in Coney Island, NY. (Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Pepto-Bismol)
Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest Champion Joey Chestnut kisses a bottle of Pepto-Bismol after eating 62 hot dogs at the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest, Monday, July 4, 2011, in Coney Island, NY. (Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Pepto-Bismol)
Sonya Thomas, center, competes in the 2011 Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest at the original Nathan's Famous in Coney Island on July 4, 2011. (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)
Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest Sonya Thomas, center, competes in the 2011 Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest at the original Nathan's Famous in Coney Island on July 4, 2011. (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)
Three challengers from the People Republic of China take part in the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, Monday, July 4, 2011, in Coney Island. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest Three challengers from the People Republic of China take part in the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, Monday, July 4, 2011, in Coney Island. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
An exhausted five-time hotdog eating champion Joey Chestnut, right, accepts his trophy after he wins his fifth Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating World Championship with a total of 62 hot dogs and buns, Monday, July 4, 2011, at Coney Island.  (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest An exhausted five-time hotdog eating champion Joey Chestnut, right, accepts his trophy after he wins his fifth Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating World Championship with a total of 62 hot dogs and buns, Monday, July 4, 2011, at Coney Island. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Joey Chestnut and Sonya Thomas celebrate together after their wins at the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest, Monday, July 4, 2011, in Coney Island, NY. (Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Pepto-Bismol)
Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest Joey Chestnut and Sonya Thomas celebrate together after their wins at the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest, Monday, July 4, 2011, in Coney Island, NY. (Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Pepto-Bismol)
Five-time hotdog eating champion Joey Chestnut, center, celebrates his fifth Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating World Championship win after consuming a total of 62 hotdogs and buns, Monday, July 4, 2011, in Coney Island. He was unable to break his world record of 68 hotdogs and buns in 10 minutes. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest Five-time hotdog eating champion Joey Chestnut, center, celebrates his fifth Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating World Championship win after consuming a total of 62 hotdogs and buns, Monday, July 4, 2011, in Coney Island. He was unable to break his world record of 68 hotdogs and buns in 10 minutes. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
With the Empire State Building in the background and a live ESPN broadcast of the Nathan's Coney Island Hot Dog competition showing beside him on an outdoor plasma screen, Takeru Kobayashi, right, eats Nathan's hot dogs by himself, during an unofficial contest Monday July 4, 2011 in New York. Kobayashi, who was ineligible to compete in the Coney Island competition because he won't sign an exclusive contract with Major League Eating, ate 69 Nathan's hot dogs in 10 minutes. The winner of the Coney Island contest, Joey Chestnut, foreground center on the plasma screen, ate 62 hot dogs in 10 minutes. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest With the Empire State Building in the background and a live ESPN broadcast of the Nathan's Coney Island Hot Dog competition showing beside him on an outdoor plasma screen, Takeru Kobayashi, right, eats Nathan's hot dogs by himself, during an unofficial contest Monday July 4, 2011 in New York. Kobayashi, who was ineligible to compete in the Coney Island competition because he won't sign an exclusive contract with Major League Eating, ate 69 Nathan's hot dogs in 10 minutes. The winner of the Coney Island contest, Joey Chestnut, foreground center on the plasma screen, ate 62 hot dogs in 10 minutes. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
Sonya Thomas, center, competes in the 2011 Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest at the original Nathan's Famous in Coney Island on July 4, 2011. (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)
Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest Sonya Thomas, center, competes in the 2011 Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest at the original Nathan's Famous in Coney Island on July 4, 2011. (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)
Sonya Thomas, right, smiles as she finishes the 2011 Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest at the original Nathan's Famous in Coney Island on July 4, 2011 (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)
Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest Sonya Thomas, right, smiles as she finishes the 2011 Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest at the original Nathan's Famous in Coney Island on July 4, 2011 (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)
Joey Chestnut, center, at the end of the 2011 Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest at the original Nathan's Famous in Coney Island on July 4, 2011. (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)
Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest Joey Chestnut, center, at the end of the 2011 Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest at the original Nathan's Famous in Coney Island on July 4, 2011. (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)
Competitors at the first-ever Nathan's Famous Women's Hot Dog Eating World Championship gorge themselves against the clock and vie to break the female world record of 41 hot dogs set by Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas, right, Monday, July 4, 2011, at Coney Island. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest Competitors at the first-ever Nathan's Famous Women's Hot Dog Eating World Championship gorge themselves against the clock and vie to break the female world record of 41 hot dogs set by Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas, right, Monday, July 4, 2011, at Coney Island. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
With the Empire State Building in the background, Takeru Kobayashi reacts after eating 69 Nathan's hot dogs in ten minutes during an unofficial contest Monday July 4, 2011 in New York. Kobayashi, who did his eating alone as a live ESPN broadcast of the Nathan's Coney Island Hot Dog competition was showing beside him on an outdoor plasma screen, was ineligible to compete in the Coney Island contest because he won't sign an exclusive contract with Major League Eating. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest With the Empire State Building in the background, Takeru Kobayashi reacts after eating 69 Nathan's hot dogs in ten minutes during an unofficial contest Monday July 4, 2011 in New York. Kobayashi, who did his eating alone as a live ESPN broadcast of the Nathan's Coney Island Hot Dog competition was showing beside him on an outdoor plasma screen, was ineligible to compete in the Coney Island contest because he won't sign an exclusive contract with Major League Eating. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
Joey Chestnut, center, competes in the 2011 Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest at the original Nathan's Famous in Coney Island on July 4, 2011 (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)
Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest Joey Chestnut, center, competes in the 2011 Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest at the original Nathan's Famous in Coney Island on July 4, 2011 (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)
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One Comment

  1. not frank purdue says:

    snouts and entrails! I don’t care how “american” this is and i know this won’t help convert anyone to the cruelty free way of life..but you’re truly a disgusting person if you eat meat. That go’s for for each and every single one of you. We won’t even get into the whole wasteful and detrimental to the environment argument as I’m sure its almost certainly well over most your heads….have a nice day:)

  2. I agree with Edith says:

    GREAT COMMENT! Edith and OR animal shelters! damn slobs, what BS!!!
    I’m sure each pooch or kitty would would enjoy a weener! AND pa-lese! don’t remark dogs and cats get sick! I’m just making an example of what the brilliant Edit said……..

  3. Edith Feldmann says:

    A hot dog eating contest might seem like fun in the minds of some people. However, my mother and I took exception to it for several reasons. 1. There are many people who are starving. 2. There are a lot of issues today with obesity. 3. We feel that this is a disrespectful way to treat food and is just plain gross! News time could have been much better spent on something other than this particular feature.

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