Monday, October 13, 2008

In the News

Joey Chestnut Wins Pizza Contest in New York
Chowdown champ Joey Chestnut has done it again — this time proving he's a pizza powerhouse.
He downed 45 slices in 10 minutes Sunday to win the first Famous Famiglia World Pizza Eating Championship in New York's Times Square.
The 24-year-old from San Jose, Calif., says he fasted for more than a day to prepare. He folded and squeezed the slices to make them easier to swallow.
The 24-year-old rocketed to competitive-eating celebrity when he won Coney Island's July Fourth hot-dog eating contest in 2007. He took the title again this summer by gulping down 59 dogs in 10 minutes. He won a contest in Tennessee last month by wolfing down 93 Krystal hamburgers in 8 minutes.
Florida Mailman Bitten by Rattlesnake Hiding in Mailbox
Forget rain, sleet or snow.
The bite of a poisonous snake didn't keep mail carrier Efraim Arango from his mail route on Friday.
The 66-year-old Arango was bitten as he slipped mail inside a box. He told authorities that he shook his arm and thwacked the small snake against his car door to break its grip.
Arango continued to deliver mail for 30 minutes before seeking help.
Authorities said Arango identified the snake that bit him; it was likely an eastern diamondback rattlesnake.
Arango was treated at a Tampa hospital.

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