Coneypedia posted a picture of actress Thelma Pelish from a 1958 newspaper. The caption says she ate 25 hot dogs at Charcoal Dan's in Coney Island, beating Babe Ruth's hot dog record of 24. (I think 25 hot dogs would remain the American female record for a Coney Island contest for the rest of the 20th century.(IMDB page)

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