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What is Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest?
The Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest is an annual American hot dog eating competition. Competitors have 10 minutes to eat as many hot dogs as possible.
According to legend, on July 4, 1916, Independence Day in the U.S., four people gathered around the first Nathan's hot dog stand in Coney Island and had a hot-dog eating contest. That is why the annual event is held at Coney Island every Fourth of July.
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Tickets are free but are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
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40,000 fans watch the spectacle each year and it is even broadcast on ESPN, the sports channel in The States, where nearly two million viewers tune in to watch!
Joey Chestnut has won the competition 13 times, with a record of downing 75 hot dogs, and 12,000 calories, in 10 minutes.
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