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Leah Shutkever announced that she will have an entire page in the 2021 Guinness Book of World Records.
BestDocumentaryTV has uploaded a short documentary about the 1999 matzoh ball eating contest held at Ben's Deli won by Russell Machover. Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa makes an appearance but does not compete.
The Infographics Show has an animated video about eating 10,000 calories a day for a week.
Epic Games will hold the #FreeFortnite Cup, a virtual apple eating contest, on August 23. The competition was inspired by the video game being locked out of the Apple App Store. The event is expected to award approximately a million dollars in prizes worldwide, which puts to shame the purse for any real-world eating contest. The top prize is an Alienware gaming laptop with a price of $2500.
Wayne Algenio's appearance on the Brooklyn episode of "Eddie Eats America" was televised by The Cooking Channel yesterday and can be streamed online. The episode will be rerun at 10:30pm eastern on September 1.
Guy Sliwinski drew a picture of a Scooby Doo / MLE crossover episode in which Matt Stonie and Joey Chestnut faced off against Shaggy and Scooby in a hot dog eating contest.
In their latest podcast, Fink Beats the Stomach interviews Mike Golic Jr. about covering the 2020 Nathan's hot dog eating contest.

Bite the Bullet video game clip

update Aug 15 Official game home page. Mega Cat Studios posted a twitter thread of all the competitive eater characters, which also include Naader Reda, Nick Wehry and Yasir Salem. Steve Hammond uploaded a video of his gameplay. More reviews: TheGamer | XBoxHub | Screen Rant | MonsterVine. Destructiod is awarding a prize pack including a game worn Crazy Legs Conti jersey.

Lord Shmup posted a clip from the upcoming video game “Bite the Bullet” of Miki Sudo’s characters. Other competitive eaters appearing in the game include Bob Shoudt, Crazy Legs Conti, Jesse Pynnönen, LA Beast and Matt Stonie. update TechRaptor.net has a review of the game with the following description:

The setup is thus: you are a mercenary working for the not-at-all-sinister DarwinCorp, which wants to catalog all the creatures on a now-ruined Earth. Unfortunately, said planet is now infested by a plague of rabid ghouls. Thankfully, you’re equipped with modified biology that allows you to eat literally anything you want, including the stunned, still-alive bodies of your enemies. All this translates to a run-and-gun side-scrolling shooter in which consuming everything in sight is the order of the day. Will Bite the Bullet take its place on the a la carte menu, or is it a recipe for disaster?

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Eddie Eats America, a series in which British strongman Eddie Hall toured the United States and dined at food challenge restaurants, will make its American premier tonight on The Cooking Channel at 10pm eastern.
The original host of Man v Food, Adam Richman, appeared on First We Feast's "Hot Ones" youtube series in which guests eat spicy wings.
A 1961 cartoon in which Popeye and Wimpy face off in a burger eating contest to win the affection of Olive Oyl has been uploaded to youtube.
"Battle of the Buffets" a 2003 event recorded in Las Vegas televised on the Travel Channel has been uploaded to youtube. Competitors include Eric "Badlands" Booker, Rich and Carlene LeFevre and Ed "Cookie" Jarvis.
The owner of Tony Luke's, Anthony Lucidonio Sr., was indicted for tax fraud. The south Philadelphia restaurant was famed for its cheesesteak challenge and appeared on an episode of Man v. Food.
Molly Schuyler is the subject of a documentary on topic.com which includes footage of her breakfast taco record at Juan in a Million and victory at the La Costena jalapeno eating contest in Laredo, TX.
According to ratings announced today, 966,000 viewers watched Saturday's broadcast of the Nathan's finals on ESPN. Despite that number being the lowest since 2005 (860,000), it was the top rated original cable program for the day. The official rating was 0.32, down from 0.55 in 2019.
Inspired by Aretha Franklin's scene in "The Blues Brothers", Geoff Esper attempted to eat 4 fried chickens, toast and a Coke in a recent video.

2020 Nathan’s finals to be held without fans

updateMiki Sudo recorded a video about the contest. She says (around 3:00) that the field will not be selected solely on MLE ranking but that geographic location and media availability will also be considered.

A press release (screen capture) announces that the July 4, 2020 Nathan’s Famous hot dog eating contest will be held without fans at an undisclosed Coney Island location. Five men and five women will compete; defending champions Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo are the only listed competitors. ESPN will televise the contest at noon Eastern with Mike Golic, Jr. replacing Adam Amin as commentator. The women’s division will be broadcast on ESPN or ESPN2 for the first time with a starting time of 12:20 pm. The Wall Street Journal has a paywalled article.

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Backstage.com “Woman vs Food” casting call

Backstage.com has posted a casting call for a “Woman vs. Food” (age 26-45) network television show. The role has the following description:

We are looking for a food-loving comedian to host a major network show, specifically someone who has a passion for food and can eat LARGE quantities of it! We want a lady who can keep up with the boys when it comes to consuming large quantities of food. The whole burger, plus seconds. An adventurous eater not afraid to try new and exciting foods. Cannot have food allergies. Bonus if this person has a background in food, whether that be in the industry (server/bartender/ hostess/cook) or simply, someone who knows their way around a kitchen!”

**** Please ONLY apply if you can really eat a ton!! Think: Man vs Food level of eating all day and then doing a food challenge ***

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The episode of ESPN's Cheap Seats in which the Sklar brothers commentate on the telecast of the 2004 Nathan's Famous finals can be viewed on youtube.
Matt Stonie appeared on Mornings with Maria (Bartiromo) on Fox Business today to talk about his youtube channel and recent Donut Day video. Neither his recent signing with Night Media nor the 2020 Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest were discussed.
The July 4 schedule for the ESPN family of networks is now available, and the 2020 Nathan's finals are not currently listed. ESPN's schedule for noon Eastern has "Great American Events", which could be a placeholder for the competition.
Kate Ovens appearance on a 2016 episode of Comedy Central's Tosh.0 can be viewed on youtube.
The ill-fated pie eating contest in "Stand By Me" makes Broadway World's list of top 101 movie scenes of all time.
https://www.instagram.com/hotdogeatingshort/ has released a trailer for an upcoming short cartoon about competitive eating.
The Owensboro Times has an article about Bartley Weaver, IV competing in the Titan Games. The second season of the series produced and hosted by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will premier tonight on NBC.
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