9 Longform Stories We're Reading This Week
For the fourth year in a row, the Nathan's Fourth of July contest will be without its original superstar, who'll be attempting a hot dog-eating world record 13 miles away. Read Emily Fleischaker's profile of Takeru Kobayashi and these stories from around the web.
Takeru Kobayashi's Declaration Of Independence
For the fourth year in a row, the Nathan's 4th of July hot dog-eating contest was without its original superstar thanks to an ongoing, bilious contract dispute. It's hard to prove you're still the champ when you don't have any opponents, and it's hard to plan your future when your golden opportunity implodes in scandal.
Takeru Kobayashi Shatters Peep Eating World Record
And he kicks BuzzFeed's ass. Just in time for Easter, here's competitive eating legend Takeru Kobayashi (Kobe to his friends) mopping the floor with me in the Marshmallow Peep Thunderdome. The previous world record for Peeps in 30 seconds is 7. Kobayashi does slightly better. I do not.
Takeru Kobayashi Vs. BuzzFeed: The Peeps-Eating Easter Throwdown
Who can Peep throat the most marshmallow treats in 30 seconds? Go to our Facebook and find out! Kobayashi, the world record-smashing competitive eater, attempts to make his mark in the realm of Easter novelty confections. Can he break the previous world record of 7 peeps in 30 seconds? And why is the dork from BuzzFeed dressed like a "sexy" Easter Bunny? Like us on Facebook to see the video and find out!
The 10 Craziest Competitive Eating Moments
These ladies and gentlemen (and bear) are TRUE radical eaters. They will not allow themselves to be confined by quaint, outdated notions such as cutlery, location, or "quantity," when it comes to pursuing their passion. This list showcases the finest moments of the greatest, most inspirational eaters that the world has ever seen.