Competitive eating http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/48833/all en 'Cinnamon challenge' game poses danger to lungs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130422/cinnamon-challenge-game-poses-danger-lungs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Health experts warned Monday about serious risks from the "Cinnamon Challenge," a game popular with US teens, who ingest a spoonful of the pungent spice, then try to refrain from drinking water.</p> <p>A study published in the journal Pediatrics warned that while the game may seem like harmless fun, many youth who play in end up taking a trip to the emergency room, and some even suffer lung damage.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130422/cinnamon-challenge-game-poses-danger-lungs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitive eating Health Medicine AFP Mon, 22 Apr 2013 22:30:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5822725 at http://www.globalpost.com China's 'King' eater has more to stomach http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140127/chinas-king-eater-has-more-stomach <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>After swallowing two dozen bowls of noodles, the surprisingly lean man described as China's "Big Stomach King" had barely broken sweat and announced his hunger for more.</p> <p>"I can continue," said Pan Yizhong, fragments of noodle visible at the edge of his mouth, as challengers at an eating competition fell away one by one in the face of his relentless appetite.</p> <p>"Come on, Big Stomach King!" the audience shouted at the event, held in a kung fu school, while its straggle-bearded headmaster looked on.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140127/chinas-king-eater-has-more-stomach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitive eating Joey Chestnut Noodle AFP Mon, 27 Jan 2014 05:47:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6053819 at http://www.globalpost.com US eaters weigh in for New York dog chowing contest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140703/us-eaters-weigh-new-york-dog-chowing-contest <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>American world-record holders and pretenders to the crown of hot-dog chomper of the year weighed in for the hugely popular annual July 4 Coney Island competition set to draw thousands.</p> <p>Seventeen men and 13 women are competing to see how many beef franks they can down in 10 minutes at Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest at the cheesy Brooklyn seaside resort on Friday.</p> <p>Come rain or shine -- and thunderstorms are predicted overnight -- organizers insist the contest will be held outdoors and watched by millions more when it broadcasts live on ESPN2.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140703/us-eaters-weigh-new-york-dog-chowing-contest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitive eating Coney Island Food and drink Technology AFP Fri, 04 Jul 2014 02:16:21 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6195734 at http://www.globalpost.com World hot-dog eating champ wins again, proposes marriage http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140704/world-hot-dog-eating-champ-wins-again-proposes-marriage <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>America's reigning hot dog-eating champion earned his eighth consecutive world title in New York Friday, but took a moment before inhaling 61 dogs to propose to his girlfriend -- who said yes.</p> <p>Joey "Jaws" Chestnut, 30, completed the feat in 10 minutes, but devoured fewer of the cooked sausages in buns than last year, when he ate 69 during a world-record setting performance at the annual competition.</p> <p>"I could never find my rhythm," the 205-pound (93-kilogram) Chestnut said after this year's contest.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140704/world-hot-dog-eating-champ-wins-again-proposes-marriage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitive eating Coney Island Food and drink Technology AFP Fri, 04 Jul 2014 22:02:42 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6196412 at http://www.globalpost.com