Competitive Eating category

Reemul Balla writes in MyLondon that he was partially deaf for two days after eating a package of spicy ramen. The challenge was inspired by a Matt Stonie video in which he ate 15 packs of Samyang Korean Spicy Noodles.
Food Insider has produced a video listing the most iconic restaurant in each state. Several of the selections have been involved with restaurant challenges and eating contests including St. Elmo's Steak House (Indiana), Stella's (Nebraska), Voodoo Doughnuts (Oregon) and Ben's Chili Bowl (Washington, DC).
A 4channel.org post claims that Marlon Brando challenged Paul Newman to an egg eating contest at a Hollywood party in 1968. The competition was inspired by a scene in "Cool Hand Luke" in which Newman's character attempted to eat 50 eggs. After the challenge was declined, Brando ate eggs solo, eventually finishing with 51 eggs. The story was from the book "True Hollywood Tales", published in 1997.
The brother of Mike E Sizzle of the Fink Beats the Stomach podcast produced a custom Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest themed Funko POP. update Steve Castro has posted how he made the POP, which was created from three store-bought POPs: Ted Mosby ("How I Met Your Mother"), the 1989 Joker (Jack Nicholson) and Ein from Cowboy Bebob.
Gal Akbari (https://www.tiktok.com/@q.gal) video in which she eats a meal consisting of 8 McDonald's burgers, fried and chicken nuggets has been viewed over five million times on tiktok. She billed herself as the female Matt Stonie.
Darron Breeden lists the five hardest restaurant food challenges he has attempted.
Kate Ovens' latest video was inspired by the restaurant scene from the 2004 comedy "White Chicks". Actor Terry Crews, one of the diners in the scene, praised the video. (clip from movie)
Mashed.com has a post consisting mainly of quotes from previous articles titled "The health issues Kobayashi has from competitive eating."
Mashed.com has a post on the Guinness World Records Kevin "LA Beast" Strahle holds.
Joey Chestnut was the answer to a question in tonight's episode of Who Wants to be a Millionaire? - celebrities
Buzzfeed Tasty made a giant chicken and fries for Raina Huang.
Comedy Dynamics has a clip from comedian Larry the Cable Guy about restaurant buffets. He calls for a scoring system to rank the amount of food that Golden Corral diners have eaten.
"The Big Eat", a documentary about the 2005 UK qualifier for Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest can be viewed on youtube.
The British Eating League has started a website at https://www.britisheatingleague.co.uk/
HuffPost has an article about Nela Zisser setting the Guinness world record for most chicken nuggets eaten in 1 minute.

Looper on “Stand by Me” pie eating contest

Looper has a post about filming the pie eating contest in Stand by Me with a focus on the vomiting scene.

Without a doubt, it’s the most special effects-heavy scene in all of Stand By Me — long before CGI became the standard. So how was it done? According to director Rob Reiner and Hogan actor Andy Lindberg in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, it took a bit of trial and error to get the projectile vomit to look right (via Screen Rant). The repulsive-looking stuff was made of large-curd cottage cheese mixed with blueberry pie filling, and that secret formula was kept throughout the process. The real problem came in figuring out how to shoot the “vomit” from the tube taped to the side of Lindberg’s face.

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British Eating League awards

The British Eating League has started announcing its awards for 2020:
Best Australian Female Eater – Mimi Zhang
Best Turkish Male Eater – Yakup Balikci
Best Tiktok Eater – Raina Huang
Best Team Eaters – Nick Wehry and Miki Sudo

update December 22 awards
Best Australian male – Cal “Hulk Smash Food” Stubbs
Best Czech male – Radim Dvoracek
Best UK female – Leah Shutkever
Best Instgram eater – Jesse “Food Coma” Freeman

update December 23 awards
Facebook eater of the Year – Randy Santel
Best Online Team Eaters of the Year – Molly Schuyler & Dan Kennedy
Best UK Eater – Adam “Beard Meats Food” Moran
Best Youtube Eater – Matt Stonie
Hall of Fame – Randy Santel

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Beard Meats Food has produced a single and music video titled "Garlic Bread (I Think I am in Love). The song can be purchased from streaming services for 59p with proceeds going to the Stroke Association. The iTunes charts has the single currently in the top 40. update Leeds Live has an article about the song, which has hit the UK iTunes top 10.
The British Eating League has produced a Meat Eating World Championship belt.
Molly Schuyler produced a video of her eating a 15 foot long sushi roll from Steak and Main in North East, MD, which she claims is a record.
The first two seasons of Man v Food can be viewed for free on Pluto TV at https://pluto.tv/on-demand/series/man-v-food
The final two rounds of a pepper eating contest held in 2019 in Fort Mill, SC featured in an episode of Netflix' "We Are the Champions" can be viewed on youtube. The competitors are Dustin "Atomik Menace" Jonhson, Bella 'Heat 101" and Sid "Chilli Sid" Barber.
Zambia Reports has an article about the death of Happy Kaishala, a 16 year old student at Chabanyama Combined School in Chingola, Zambia, who passed away after competing in a eating contest held at her school.
Raina Huang finished the Kookamonga burger challenge at Kooky Canuck in Memphis in 20:09. This appears to be the new women's record, beating 24:07 by Michelle Lesco. (The challenge finishers list has been removed from Kooky Canuck's website, but can be found on archive.org). As far as I know, Molly Schuyler and Miki Sudo have not attempted the challenge.
Geoff Esper posted a video of him attempting 4 Triple Triple challenge burgers from Wayback Burgers.
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