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RBA
08-05-2006, 11:36 PM
Kobayashi eats record 58 brats in Wisconsin







SHEBOYGAN, Wis. The world's best competitive eater has chomped his way to another win.

Japan's Takeru Kobayashi (tah-kah-roo koh-bee-yah-shee) has consumed a record 58 bratwursts, without buns, at the Johnsonville World Bratwurst Eating Championship in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. That beat the record of 34 and a-half set last year by Virginia's Sonya Thomas.

Kobayashi earned eight-thousand dollars.

The 160-pound Kobayashi is a seasoned veteran at 27. But in the Nathan's Hot Dog eating contest in New York on July Fourth, he narrowly beat 22-year-old Joey Chestnut of San Jose, California.

Kobayashi says, "Brats are a little bit harder to eat." He explains that "with hot dogs, it's more volume. You're actually dipping the buns in water."

Chestnut finished a distant second with 45 brats. He says he "wasn't able to prepare for this contest like the Fourth of July."

Dom Heffner
08-05-2006, 11:42 PM
I'm not sure if brat is a homophone or homonym, but I had to read that headline twice to make sure someone didn't eat a bunch of ill-behaved children.

KronoRed
08-06-2006, 12:14 AM
Gross.

HumnHilghtFreel
08-06-2006, 01:56 AM
The most impressive thing about that guy is that he is absolutely RIPPED. To eat as much as he does and keep in the shape he does shows just how dedicated he is to being the best at his craft.

Outshined_One
08-06-2006, 03:21 AM
I'm not sure if brat is a homophone or homonym, but I had to read that headline twice to make sure someone didn't eat a bunch of ill-behaved children.

The "brat" that rhymes with "cat" is a kid who needs a time-out.

The "brat" that rhymes with "cot" is a delicious sausage which serves as a terrific alternative to a hot dog and is a Wisconsin staple.

GAC
08-06-2006, 06:44 AM
Now when you says "brats", are you referring to the hotdogs.... or small impish children?

http://www.cardboardcutout.net/sites/1/images/prod37/primary/medium/100439.jpg

Crash Davis
08-06-2006, 10:59 AM
The most impressive thing about that guy is that he is absolutely RIPPED. To eat as much as he does and keep in the shape he does shows just how dedicated he is to being the best at his craft.

Without a doubt, the most dominant athlete of his generation.

TeamCasey
08-06-2006, 02:16 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/51/Takeru_kobayashi_ab2005.jpg

BoydsOfSummer
08-06-2006, 05:09 PM
Only in America can gluttony evolve into competitive sport.

Dom Heffner
08-06-2006, 10:41 PM
Now when you says "brats", are you referring to the hotdogs.... or small impish children?


Welcome to the party, GAC. :)


The "brat" that rhymes with "cot" is a delicious sausage which serves as a terrific alternative to a hot dog and is a Wisconsin staple.

Yeah, I knew they were pronounced differently, but you can read it either way.

Actually, brat is a heteronym, I guess, because the words are pronounced differently but spelled the same. For some reason I thought homonyms or homophones included words that were spelled the same but pronounced differently, but they only include words that are pronounced the same.

I hope that makes cents. Or scents, rather.

Red in Chicago
08-06-2006, 10:52 PM
homophones


not that there's anything wrong with that ;) :p:

Joseph
08-06-2006, 11:18 PM
The most impressive thing about that guy is that he is absolutely RIPPED. To eat as much as he does and keep in the shape he does shows just how dedicated he is to being the best at his craft.

I guess posting on the internet is a craft too :)

Someone give Krono an award.

KronoRed
08-06-2006, 11:21 PM
I guess posting on the internet is a craft too :)

Someone give Krono an award.
I have a speech ready :cool:

registerthis
08-07-2006, 06:10 PM
Only in America can gluttony evolve into competitive sport.

No kidding. How disgusting.