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Competitive Milk Tasting: a how-to guide

If you’re an aspiring high school student looking for something to either pad your resume with OR if you’re looking for a rewarding career with very limited competition for a job opening (compared to other, more common offerings) – then has Web Watch have an option for you:


The Sensory Evaluation of Dairy Products
The Sensory Evaluation of Dairy Products

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How much money do competitive eaters make? On a per-calorie basis, not a whole lot of dough

Eat This Book: A Year of Gorging and Glory on the Competitive Eating Circuit
Eat This Book: A Year of Gorging and Glory on the Competitive Eating Circuit

Competitive eating is not everything you may think it is.  It’s not all glory on the playing field, and unless you really want to devote your life to travelling around the country in order to eat yourself silly, there really isn’t enough money to be made in eating contests to call being a “Professional Eater” a full-time career.

One has to wonder if the lack of cost-of-living raises is one of the reasons that Takeru Kobayashi, the former World Champion Hot Dog Eater, refused to sign a contract with the IFOCE and ended up rushing the stage at this year’s Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest.

And considering the amount of effort that the IFOCE and ESPN put into making the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest and its world-famous Mustard Yellow Belt a cultural lynchpin in our annual July 4th festivities, it’s really surprising that the NATHAN’S CONTEST WAS NOT THE COMPETITIVE EATING CONTEST WITH THE MOST PRIZE MONEY over the past year.


Some Fun Facts about Nathan’s Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest

How to be a Competitive Eating Champion
How to be a Competitive Eating Champion

Even if you have been living under a rock for the past 10 years, you probably have heard about the ANNUAL NATHAN’S HOT DOG EATING CONTEST held every July 4th out on Coney Island, New York.  This year is the 94th year, for those of you keeping count.

And thanks to George and Richard Shea, founders of the INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF COMPETITIVE EATING (IFOCE), you’ve also likely seen the ever-expanding hoopla on ESPN, broadcast live.

And since Web Watch wants to be sure that our readers are adequately informed about such monumental occasions, we’re going to share with you these HOT DOG TRIVIA FACTS, courtesy of Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs.

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Hot Dog! Vuvuzelas BANNED from major July 4th sporting event!

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The VUVUZELA, the loud stadium horn made famous at this year’s World Cup, has found another event that it is not welcome.

The INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF COMPETITIVE EATING (IFOCE), which runs major eating events around the world, has issued a press release stating that VUVUZELAS ARE BANNED FROM THE ANNUAL NATHAN’S FAMOUS HOT DOG EATING CONTEST on July 4th at Nathan’s on Coney Island, New York. 

The full press release is after the break:


Who wants a roadtrip? LIFE names the top “must do” sporting events

Running of the BullsWe’ve all watched the infamous RUNNING OF THE BULLS festival from Spain, and just like Billy Crystal, have thought about what it would take to actually go through with the suggestion and run with the bulls ourselves.

Web Watch is not one of those who have felt the need to participate.  Watch and cheer, sure.  But from the safety of some balcony overlooking the craziness.

LIFE magazine has released their list of the TOP 34 MUST-SEE SPORTING EVENTS AND SPORT LOCATIONS.  To them, this represents the ultimate sports “bucket list” that everyone should attempt to complete.