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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 ...
Pit Stop – Krystal Square Off Edition
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Pit Stop – Krystal Square Off Edition

Pull over! Pit Stop is your one stop shop for bathroom breaks, snacks, and all the news you can use on roadside attractions, road trips, and everything Silly America! It's a special Friday edition of Pit Stop focusing on last Sunday's Krystal Square Off! Here are some links to KSOVI news from around the web! This week on Pit Stop: Contest Report from the Krystal Square Off Blog Contest ...
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 ...
Silly America Pit Stop – March 16, 2009
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Silly America Pit Stop – March 16, 2009

Starting today we're welcoming a new feature here on Silly America — Pit Stop. This is a chance for me to take a break from my normal postings and feature news about roadside attractions, odd events, crazy happenings, and silly things from the U.S.A. and around the world! Here are this week's Pit Stop features: A Colonel Sanders statue was pulled from river in Japan after 24 years The World's ...

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