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Video: Hot Dog! Chestnut cracks the big one.

In 2007, amazing story, American News, animals, California, celebrity, citizenship, civilisation, comedy, crazy, Crazy news, dogs, entertainment, hot dog contest, Humans, Humour, Japan, joey chestnut, new york, Odd News, party, People, Places, sport, stunt, TV, United States, USA, World News, world record, Worlds most on July 5, 2007 at 2:13 pm

 

As The Crazy News reported last month the dual between Joey Chestnut of the United States and Takeru Kobayashi of Japan was hotting up.

Today the rivalry crescendoed as America celebrated Independence Day with the famous Nathan’s hotdog eating contest in New York.

The American food extraordinaire beat the reigning six time Japanese champion in a thriller, breaking a new record. The nut scoffed down 66 hot dogs in 12 minutes. That’s a rate of one dog every 10.9 seconds.

Kobayashi finished second with an amazing 63 hot dogs consumed, despite the fact that he was suffering from a jaw injury and a pulled wisdom tooth.

 Here’s the exciting video:

You really get the feeling that one day someone is going to die pushing the limits of food scoffing….

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Oh Canada! Pass the test? Doesn’t look like it!

In 2007, 21st century, adult, canada, citizenship, model, sex on June 30, 2007 at 10:10 pm

 

A survey taken just days out from the Canadian national day of celebrations, has revealed that 60% of Canadian natives would fail to pass a citizen exam given to new migrants to the country.

However, an “outstanding majority” or 70 percent of newcomers scored a passing grade when administered the same quiz.

The results are “frankly disheartening,” said Rudyard Griffiths of the Dominion Institute.

“Immigrants to Canada have accumulated more knowledge about the workings of the Canadian government, key moments in Canada’s past, and the geography of Canada than the general Canadian public.”

In 1997, only 45 percent of respondents failed an identical test, indicating that Canadians’ knowledge of themselves also appears to be sliding, Mr Griffiths lamented.

To pass the test participants had to correctly answer 12 of 21 questions on Canadian history, politics, culture and geography.