friday july 3
approved by the I.F.O.C.E.: ringling bros.’ 3 asian elephants <currently residing by the boardwalk in coney island> will go dog for dog against 3 competitors in saturday’s famous hot dog eating contest.  yes:  nathan’s famous brings you a fully sanctioned cross-species eating tournament at 11am this friday. to learn more about the competitors, percent body weight each can consume + more: coney island fun guide.  at 48, i’m voting for minnie – the oldest contestant. plus she’s an elephant!

hangin dog

hangin dog

saturday july 4
12 noon
12 minute contest
yearly since nathan’s opened its surf ave location in 1916, the hot dog eating contest has been quite a spectacular.  only 2 years can be counted out of the fun: 1941 canceled as protest to the war in europe + 1971: canceled as protest to civil unrest and the reign of free love.

AP photo of kobayashi + chestnut

AP photo of kobayashi + chestnut

see you this weekend. happy pre-birthday america

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