California man sets hot dog record
A California man smashed the world record for hot dog eating at a contest Saturday, gobbling up more than 59 franks in 12 minutes.
This is peanuts. I want to know where they have the stuffed cabbage roll eating competition; sign me up for that. This is pretty impressive though---nearly 5 dogs per minute for 12 minutes, one dog (and bun) every 12 seconds.
I've always been skeptical when it comes to world records; it doesn't matter what kind of competitions they are. My thought is that it's a world record for those who have ever had the opportunity to compete; but what about people who have no chance to even try due to their life circumstances. For instance, I don't know who holds it, or what the time is, for the mile run; but I believe there's some guy somewhere in the world who can probably run it about 10 seconds faster, except that guy doesn't even know they hold those types of competitions. He's a John Doe living in a tribe somewhere in the Congo.
As far as eating hot dogs, I bet there's some guy in Poland who could polish off about 70 in 12 minutes, but he's too busy chowing down on kielbasas to even consider trying for the record.