The History of Fun

The 4th of July Hot Dog Eating Contest: A Brief History

July 2, 2018

On this, the week of America's independence, we celebrate the ability for humans to consume low-grade meat at extremely fast rates. Chris Plante digs into the surprisingly-fraught history of the world famous Nathan's Hot Dog Eating contest, as well as its most famous (and controversial) competitor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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