Coney Island and other crazy eating contests in the U.S.

Eating contests are about more than just a casual competition about seeing who can eat the most food the fastest. Major League Eating (MLE) is an actual organization that regulates the sport — much in the way Major League Baseball does. They oversee professional eating contests at fairs and festivals all around the country all year long. Even if you’re not up for the challenge of taking down dozens of hot dogs in a single sitting, you can stop by one of these festivals and be entertained by some of the world’s best eaters — many of them are hosted annually. If it doesn’t make you ill, these eat feats will at least make you marvel at what the human body is capable of! Coney Island, NY Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest, July 4 Record: Joey Chestnut, 73.5 hot dogs: 10 minutes Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog…

You can enter to win a KFC Colonel Sanders pool float

If you were hoping to spend your summer floating in the arms of an inflatable Colonel Sanders, you’re in luck. KFC is giving away several hundred oversized plastic pool toys that look just like the Colonel and hold a bucket of fast food giant’s famous fried chicken. But, you’ll need to fill out an entry form to get one of these bad boys — they’re not for sale. Deeming that “The best things in life are free,” instead, KFC is giving them away to a few hundred fortunate fans. If the float looks familiar, your TV game is strong. The oversized inflatable Sanders made an appearance in a recent KFC commercial announcing a new KFC sandwich called The Crispy Colonel. The ad featured actor George Hamilton lounging in the ocean, catching some sunshine, to give the sandwich name some literal imagery. https://www.instagram.com/p/BjKUC5qA1-q/?taken-by=kfc The inflatable is the latest in a long line of products…