Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Not Your Traditional July 4th BBQ

Were were browsing through some fun July 4th traditions, and came across one of America's favorite - Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest. Every July 4th since 1916 (with the exception of two years as a protest against wars), American's have been tuning into this event to watch 20 individuals compete in the historic 12 minute contest at Nathan's flagship restaurant on Surf Avenue in Coney Island, Brooklyn.

The tradition supposedly started when four immigrants had the first hot dog eating contest to decide who was the most patriotic. Ever since then, this has been an annual event to celebrate our independence.

Last year, Joey Chestnut set a new record of eating 68 hot dogs (and buns!)

We thought this was a fun and unusual way to spend the 4th of July - tell us what type of exciting plans you have for this year's celebration.. have you heard of any unusual traditions? do share!

Don't forget your Jambu's™ :)

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