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World Record Set at 69 Hot Dog Eaten

His appearance on TODAY Friday was a rare occasion when Joey Chestnut was not in the mood for a hot dog.It was with good reason. On Thursday, the famous competitive eater continued what has become a Fourth of July tradition, winning the Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest for the se Full story

U.S. speed eater retains title at July 4 hot dog contest

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Joey Chestnut, the reigning top dog in the annual Coney Island hot dog eating contest, won his seventh consecutive title on Thursday, devouring 69 hot dogs and buns as thousands of fans urged him on. Full story

How two French robots made THE song of the summer

   Bloomberg Businessweek's Josh Tyrangiel joins Morning Joe to discuss the businesses behind the July 4 holiday: Music, entertainment and, of course, food.

Hot dog seller Nathan's Famous 4Q profit up 44 pct

Nathan's Famous said Wednesday that its fiscal fourth-quarter net income jumped 44 percent as the company sold more hot dogs. Full story

Two-foot hot dog a hit at Busch Stadium

   Baseball fans at St. Louis' Busch Stadium can now order "The Giant Slugger," a 2-foot long hot dog, equal to the length of five regular hot dogs. KSDK's Heidi Glaus reports.

Top Lines: Cain, Romney, bunnies, and hot dogs

   Herman Cain likes himself, bunnies are like the Romneys, and hot dogs, hot dogs, hot dogs on a Fourth of July “Top Lines”.

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NEW YORK, NY- JULY 04: Master of Ceremonies George Shea cheers as Joey "Jaws" Chestnut sets a new record and wins the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest at Nathan's Famous in Coney Island on July 4, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Chestnut, of San Jose, California,

The remnant of a hot dog and aluminum foil is seen following a hot dog eating competition in New York
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The remnant of a hot dog and aluminum foil is seen following a hot dog eating competition in New York, July 4, 2013. Competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi ate 67 hot dogs, two shy of his record of 69 in a 10 minute period. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY)

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People eat hot dogs at an Independence Day party in Union Beach, New Jersey

People eat hot dogs at an Independence Day party in Union Beach, New Jersey July 3, 2013. The area was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, but recovery continues along the coastline of New Jersey, including a party and fireworks for nearby residents one day ahead of the holiday. REUTERS/Eric Thayer (UNITED