Raina Huang was challenged to eat 15 pounds of milk & cookies in a video for Buzzfeed's "Bring Me" series.
"“El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer", a 1997 episode of the Simpsons in which a Homer's spicy chili challenge induces hallucinations, is #7 in Time Magazine's list of the top 10 episodes of the animated series.

2019 MLE victories count (excluding qualifiers)

Total MLE (non qualifier) victories in 2019, counting the Chestnut vs. Stonie waffle matchup as an official contest:

13 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
10 Geoffrey Esper
3 Miki Sudo
2 Darron Breeden
1 Gideon Oji
1 Adrian “The Rabbit” Morgan
1 Matt “Megatoad” Stonie

All first place results are after the jump
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Registration will open December 18 for the MLE Blue Runner Foods World Red Beans And Rice Eating Championship to be held February 8 at The Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in New Orleans.
The Hotdog Man in Vicsksburg, MS will hold a hot dog eating contest on December 23 awarding $200 to the winner.
The Guinness World Records youtube channel has a video of Leah Shutkever's attempt to break her burrito eating record.
The latest Fink Beats the Stomach episode has an interview with Oliver Brooks, the stage master for the Nathan's finals.
Molly Schuyler turned 40 today and ate a 7 pound cake from Sam's CLub to celebrate. Japanese competitive eater Hatsuyo Sugawara posted a tribute drawing.
Bartley Weaver IV ate 47 slices of pizza in 30 minutes at Larry's Pizza in Bowling Green, KY to raise $5,000 for Kentucky State Police's "Shop with a Tropper" charity. (BG Daily News video)
AOL.com has a video about Crazy Legs Conti as part of its In the Know series.
Vice.com has a post about the attempts by four amateurs to eat 50 Chicken McNuggets as part of its "Drunk Brag" series.
Reddit.com has a thread about the dangers of competitive eating currently with 63 comments which was started by a tweet with a scan of a competitive eater who experienced acute pancreatitis after completing a burger challenge.

2019 St. Elmo’s shrimp cocktail contest

Official results 8 minutes

1st 10 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut wins for 7th year in a row
2nd 7 George Chiger
2nd 7 Gideon Oji
4th 6.2 Derek Jacobs
5th 5.1 Steve “The Rabbit” Hammond
6th 4.9 Darrien “Cheesecurd” Thomas
7th 3.2 Andrew “The Bear” Kogutkiewicz
8th 3.1 John Gebhard
8th 3.1 Matthew Raible

St. Elmo’s said they will stream the contest at https://www.facebook.com/stelmosteakhouse/ at 3:30 but a video has not started yet. update The video has started

Joey Chestnut, Gideon Oji, George Chiger, Derek Jacobs and Darrien Thomas are expected to compete.

The absence of Geoff Esper guarantees that Joey Chestnut cannot be tied for the most MLE non-qualifier victories in 2019, even if the San Jose Waffle matchup is not counted as an official competition.

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A video of the book Hot Dog Eating Champ by "Jimmie Chestbump" being read aloud with captions can be viewed on youtube.
The "Wing Pole" eating contest to be held at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia January 31 will award $3000/$750/$400. The competition is apparently limited to amateurs from the Delaware valley.
Inside Edition has a video about Molly Schuyler's (billed as "underdog") victory in the burger eating contest held at Uncle Jack's Meat House in Astoria, NY last month.
The twitter for Russia Today posted an excerpt from a Raina Huang video where she attempted an eight pound sushi roll at Octopus Restaurant in Glendale, CA. The tweet currently has 364 comments.
Ringer.com has an article about last month's SopranosCon held in Seacaucus, NJ which reports that one of the entrants in the cannoli eating contest believed it had been rigged. Rolling Stone TV critic Alan Sepinwall agreed that "shady stuff" happened during the competition.
EOnline.com has a video of three humans facing a bear in an eating contest from the debut episode of Man vs. Bear Tha will be televised December 4 on the Discovery channel. In 2003, Takeru Kobayashi had a hot dog eating competition against a bear in Fox's Man vs. Beast
Smoky Sue's in Neutral Bay, NSW, Austraia will hold a tomahawk steak eating contest on December 14 awarding $1000 to the winner and $500 to the runner-up. The contest field will be announced tomorrow.
Joey Chestnut outate a team consisting of three former Indianapolis Colts, Joe Staysniak, Rocky Boiman and Wil Wolford, at an eating contest held at halftime of today's Colts game, 40 shrimp to 32 over 90 seconds.
Joe Menchetti ate 23 pork rolls to win the first prize of $500 in tonight's pork roll eating contest at Meadowlands Racectrack in East Rutherford, NJ.
Nathan's Famous is listed as the presenter for the Father's Day cap promotion for the June 21 Mets game, so the 2020 New York City Nathan's qualifier will probably be on that date.
Mimi Zhang was the first person to complete the pho challenge at Sunnybank Plaza in Brisbane, QLD with a finishing time of 26 minutes. The meal had a listed weight of 4.5 kg, but the actual weight was 5.5 kg (12 pounds).
Gear Patrol has 6 tips from Joey Chestnut about Thanksgiving Dinner.
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