hotdog eating contest Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of the Perfect Fourth of July Party

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3. Ready, Set, Eat: Leave it to us, the Americans, to come up with super-sized traditions like the annual hotdog-eating contest on Coney Island. Recreate your own version of Coney Island with a competition to see whose stomach reigns supreme. Who knows? Maybe you have a budding Kobayashi among you. Er, maybe go with mini-hot dogs since you don’t want an unappetizing version of red, white, and blue splatter from your fruit platter (see above) to end up on your lawn.