Professor publishes study of how many hot dogs a human being can possibly consume

Professor publishes study of how many hot dogs a human being can possibly consume
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[Ed. – Somebody had to do it.  It seems that in ratio to body weight, however, the Burmese python has us beat all to heck.]

A professor at High Point University in North Carolina has released a study of how many hot dogs a human being can possibly eat in a ten-minute time span. Using data from 39 years of the traditional Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, Dr. James Smoliga has determined that 83 hot dogs is the most a human can consume in that time period.

“Dr. Smoliga’s calculations show that when adjusted for body mass, the world’s most competitive hot dog eaters could outeat a grizzly bear or a coyote, as measured by the amount of food per unit of time,” wrote the New York Times, although the paper added that “Humans do not come close to eating as much as the Burmese python, which can consume up to 75 percent of its body weight in a single meal.”

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