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Ultimate Guide to the July 4th Coney Island Hot Dog Eating Contest
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Ultimate Guide to the July 4th Coney Island Hot Dog Eating Contest

It's become as essential to the Fourth of July as flags waving, parades, watermelon, and fireworks: The Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island. Every July 4 the best of the best competitive eaters gather together to go bun to bun in the ultimate gurgitory competition. Thousands of people gather at Coney Island each year to watch and more than a million more watch at home on TV ...
2009 Crazy Stupid Vacation – Day 11 – New York
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2009 Crazy Stupid Vacation – Day 11 – New York

Saturday, July 4, 2009 HAPPY 4TH OF JULY SILLY AMERICA! I hope your Fourth of July weekend was full of fun! As for me, I spent most of it watching the greatest sporting event of the year: The Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest! I'll post a major recap of my amazingly awesome Fourth of July when I return to Chicago...For now here is a picture of the great American hero of the hot dog, three-peat ...
2009 Crazy Stupid Vacation – Day 10 – New York
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2009 Crazy Stupid Vacation – Day 10 – New York

This morning I woke up way too early in a cushy bed in NYC. I didn't want to leave! But alas I had big things ahead, and by big I mean the size of an elephant! I hopped on a subway to Coney Island for a very special eating contest that fitted three of Major League Eating's top eaters versus three of the Ringling Brothers' elephants. It was a tough and hilarious competitition! (I'll have a more thorough ...
Missouri Road Trip – Day 2 – Missouri Hot Dog Eating Qualifying Contest
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Missouri Road Trip – Day 2 – Missouri Hot Dog Eating Qualifying Contest

Saturday I woke up at around 8am and enjoyed the hotels continental breakfast. Actually I just ate cereal and then kicked myself when I saw that around the corner they had biscuits and gravy that I missed! My friend and travel companion Brian skipped the breakfast, he didn't want to eat anything before his big competitive eating debut! We had some time so we headed off to Lee's Summit to see a restaurant ...
Metropolis Video Log – Road Trip to Metropolis, Illinois
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Metropolis Video Log – Road Trip to Metropolis, Illinois

And now it's time for an extra special treat to wrap up the recap of my Metropolis road trip: a Metropolis Video Log! Here's a video I put together with some clips from the road! I saw the I-57 Abraham Lincoln, the World's Largest Cross in Effingham, the Super Museum, Superman Statue, and Americana Hollywood Museum in Metropolis. And, of course, I saw an ice cream eating contest! And since we were so ...
Illinois Day Trip: Metropolis Road Trip Recap
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Illinois Day Trip: Metropolis Road Trip Recap

Things learned on my day trip to Metropolis, Illinois: 1. I am a good driver when I am paying attention. 2. Louisville Kentucky is three hours from the Illinois/Kentucky border. 3. When someone says "It's $3 for this museum or $5 for both" it isn't always a good deal. 4. It is really hard to try to take photos, take video, and update twitter all at the same time. 5. 4am is a time that should not ...