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Hotdog Eating Contest World Champion Takeru Kobayashi

Hotdogs may have been invented in America - but when it comes to eating them, the Japanese are still the best on the planet. At the 2006 World Hotdog Eating Championships on July 4th on Coney Island, NY, Takeru Kobayashi broke his own world record by eating 53 and 3/4 hotdogs in just 12 minutes to win the title for the sixth straight year! That's more than one dog every 15 seconds!

Takeru Kobayashi proved he's the fastest eater on the planet, even though he was pushed by American record-holder, Joey Chestnut, who ate 52 hotdogs at the 2006 contest. Takeru is a lean, mean, 131-pound eating-machine who had to beat out other hardcore eaters from around the globe. For being the world champion, Takeru Kobayashi picked up a trophy, the championship belt and, most importantly, a year's supply of hotdogs.

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What do you think about eating competitions? Have you ever drank milk and made it come out your nose or sucked back a slurpee really fast to make your brain freeze? If you've got a great eating story or any thoughts on eating contests - to Kidzworld.

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BookWorm86 posted in Basketball:
"sportsgirl162" wrote:Of course girls can play basketball! Girls can play any sport they want, even football or wrestaling. Anyone that doesn't think that is a sexistI absolutely agree with you.
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We do play basketball in gym class, but I'm the only girl basketball player in the class, so when I see my friends running away from the ball I'm like "seriously??" i feel offended
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If you can dream it, you can do it, I think anyone should go for it!
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Of course girls can play basketball! Girls can play any sport they want, even football or wrestaling. Anyone that doesn't think that is a sexist
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I think maybe its because someone did something in the game they're not allowed to do, or they cheated, or if someone like hit someone else or shoved them
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