The Other Hot Dog Eating Contest

The Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest is the most anticipated event every 4th of July. Not fireworks, not baseball, but eating...there I said it.

Being the ambitious young men that we are, we decided to have our own hot dog eating contest. It was a foregone conclusion that no one was going to challenge the new record of 53 3/4 hot dogs in 12 minutes set earlier today. But we staged a contest that included the "best of the best": Myself, Justin, and Josh were willing to take the challenge, while Tony and Katie watched from the sidelines with the camera and stopwatch in hand.

The contest? First to 5 hotdogs wins the title. The other two go home in shame with less risk of a heart attack later that night.

I don't think I need to tell you who won on this glorious day. But I will say that he ate 5 in 9 minutes, 29 seconds. It's not as easy as it seems.

In true bertflex.com fashion there are some amazing photos of this event posted in the photo gallery. Click on the link to the right to see them. Right now there are some preliminary competition photos of Josh eating hot dogs and beans. If you are wondering, there are 3 toilets in the Lohnes house. None are safe for the next two days. Check back later this week for the rest of the pictures.

I'm sure you'll be disappointed that you weren't there.

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