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Topic Reading-Vol.452-7/7/2013

Dear MEL School’s Topic Readers,
5 Things You Didn't Know About Competitive Eating.
The 98th Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, New York, is won by a man who swallowed 68 hotdogs in just ten minutes, which is a total of nearly 20,000 calories, 1,173 grams of fat, 210 mg of cholesterol and 48,990 mg of sodium, enough calories for 10 days for a healthy adult man.
Is competitive eating just a game or some sort? It seems to require not only a healthy body but also constant physical training, not to mention the power to chew and swallow such massive amount of food in a short period of time as well as supersized and inflatable stomach. Then how do those contestants develop such demanding ability and capacity to compete?
Enjoy reading and learning about this extreme contest and its contestants’ efforts. 

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