Saturday, July 23, 2011

Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Championship

Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest is held every year on July 4 at Nathan's Famous Corporation's original, and best-known restaurant at the corner of Surf and Stillwell Avenues in Coney Island, a neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. The contest is so popular that is beamed live on ESPN and estimated to be watched by 1.949 million viewers in addition to the 40,000 or so spectators that assemble at the ground in person.

The contest has gained public attention in recent years due to the sudden stardom of Takeru Kobayashi, his subsequent rivalry with American Joey Chestnut, and the current controversy over Kabayashi's contractual dispute and absence. In the ninety-sixth annual contest, held on July 4, 2011, four-time-defending champion Chestnut won his fifth title by consuming 62 hot dogs and buns in ten minutes.

Kobayashi, who has been banned from the contest due to a contract dispute with Major League Eating, competed from afar: on the roof of a Manhattan bar, in unison with Chestnut and his fellow competitors. Kobayashi polished off 69 hot dogs proving that he is still the best, but officials will not recognize Kobayashi's feat.

Chestnut remains the official champion, and he will share his official title with Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas, who devoured 40 hot dogs and buns to beat eight other eaters in the first women's Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest. Both Chestnut and Thomas were awarded $10,000.

Champion Joey Chestnut ploughed through 62 wieners and buns in 10 minutes, falling short of his personal best of 68.

Juliet Lee (L) and Sonya Thomas compete in the Women's 2011 Nathan's International Hot Dog Eating Contest. Lee at 29 hot dogs to finish a distant second behind Thomas.

The unique toothbrush - Miswak

Leen Sadder, a graduate student, has invented quite the unique toothbrush. Essentially, it is a Miswak twig which has fibers that are much softer than the bristles on a normal toothbrush. Miswak has been used in the Saharan desert for thousands of years and is a natural source of fluoride.

Some Wonderfully described definitions

It's an agreement wherein a man loses his bachelor degree and a woman gains her master.

An art of transmitting Information from the notes of the lecturer to the notes of students without passing through the minds of either.

The confusion of one man multiplied by the number present.

The art of dividing a cake in such a way that everybody believes he got the biggest piece

The hydraulic force by which masculine will power is defeated by feminine water-power!

A place where divorce comes before marriage

A place where everybody talks, nobody listens and everybody disagrees later on.

A feeling when you feel you are going to feel a feeling you have never felt before.

A book which people praise, but never read.

A curve that can set
a lot of things straight!

A place where you can relax
after your strenuous home life.

The only time when some married men
ever get to open their mouth.

A sign to make others believe that you know
more than you actually do.

Individuals who can do nothing individually
and sit to decide that nothing can be done

The name men give to their Mistakes!

An invention to bring an end to all inventions.

A fool who torments himself during life,
to be spoken of when dead.

A person who tells you to go to hell in such a way
that you actually look forward to the trip.

A person who starts taking bath if he
accidentally falls into a river.

A person who while falling from EIFFEL TOWER
says in midway "SEE I AM NOT INJURED YET!"

A person who says that O is the last letter in ZERO,
Instead of the first letter in OPPORTUNITY.

A person who lives poor so that
he can die RICH!

A banker provided by nature.

A guy no different from the other,
unless he gets caught.

Someone who is early when you are late
and late when you are early.

One who shakes your hand before elections
and your Confidence Later.

A person who kills your ills by pills,
and kills you
by his bills!

A pinch of tobacco rolled in paper,
with fire at one end
and a fool at the other!

Creative and unusual Coffins - pics