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Most quarter-pound hotdogs w/ buns eaten
When:
Tuesday, 25 Aug 2009
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Who:
Alex Etherington
Details:
Alex, in his maiden challenge, decided to tackle an existing record, believing that he could better said record by eating five (5) quarter-pound hot dogs from the exclusive Sam's Club in less than twenty-two (22) minutes.
The start: obvious excitement. Alex was raring to go. One of the event coordinators reported that the anxious Alex thought that he might even dispatch the delicious dogs in less than ten (10) minutes. "Go!", called the time keeper. Alex tore into the first delectable dog, which he destroyed in the blink of an eye: gone in fifty-five (55) seconds. Now for the second wiener dog: sent to meet its maker in another short eighty-five (85) seconds, putting Alex at the 2m 20s mark. "These are juicy", he noted.
An astonishing pace -- can this dog whisperer keep it up? 0.5 flavor-packed hot dogs later: "No". Alex shows his first sign of relenting. And, to the crowd's dismay, utters something about the dreaded "wall", followed by "That's a lot of meat!"
Passers-by scarcely paid attention to the action-packed event, until Alex started "making room", burping out several air pockets of wasted space. One of the powerful belches scared a small child as she strolled by the challenge area. The ladies seated at the table in front of Alex did not appear to mind too much, though the breeze from another of the mighty expulsions surely brushed by them. He briefly entertained the idea of making room by visiting the latrine, but no one seemed interested in accompanying him.
After clearing his mind, Alex went back on the offensive. He finished the third-, and then, with more calculated, precise bites, eventually made it through the fourth delightful dog. He periodically chatted up his peeps on the cellaphone, and sent out the occassional text. Finally -- the fifth and final hot dog. Alex was occasionally letting people know that there is a whole lot of meat flavor in those heavenly hot dogs, and pushed on towards the finish. Time began to get short, and Alex needed one more focus-session. With renewed vigor, he attacked the final hind quarters of the dog, taking approximately four (4) bites to give the last hot-diggity dog its new [temporary] home.
Total time: 20m 55s. Alex has become the wiener dog king. For now...
Wiener Dogs

Most quarter-pound hotdogs w/ buns eaten (Previous record)
When:
Tuesday, 10 Apr 2007
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Who:
Ryan "Bob" Barker
Details:
To start out, Ryan stepped up and ordered up four (4) wiener dogs, enough Quarter Pound Kosher Dogs (QPKDs) to run the Sam's Club Snack Bar out of stock for the day. Unfortunately for the readers, these four QPKDs were gone before details with any real meat could be recorded. Ryan scarfed down the snouts, ears, and blended organs that comprised the tasty dogs faster than one could say, "mechanically separated meat" (a common wiener dog ingredient). He had impounded that pound of dogs in around twelve (12) minutes.
Still craving questionable, machine-formed meat-stuffs, Ryan returned to the Snack Bar counter to get one (1) Quarter Pound Polish Sausage (QPPS). After man-handling that meat, Ryan felt that challengees should make it a point to thoroughly enjoy their feasts. So, he treated himself to a raspberry-vanilla ice-cream-on-a-stick treat. That is five (5) quarter-pound hotdog-type sandwiches and dessert in twenty-two (22) minutes. Obligatory exclamation: Hot diggity-dog!
After those twenty-two (22) total minutes of food abuse, Ryan came to rest. While no spectators were injured, with Ryan's skills at the lunch table, they should put a safety sign on this guy: "Keep hands clear while Ryan is destroying food items". Additionally, after the dogs that the spectators enjoyed began running about the spectators' innards, there should be a safety sign warning of the noxious fumes being emitted (Birk).
Caution! Watch Uranus after QPKD Battles!
Most quarter-pound hotdogs w/ buns eaten (Previous record)
When:
Wednesday, 14 Sep 2005
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Who:
Matt Boren
Details:
Matt choked down 2.70 quarter-pound* hot dogs with buns from the Sam's Club snack bar. Attention all hotdog flavor lovers: Sam's Club really packs the hotdog flavoring into their quarter-pound Snack Bar hot dogs. Matt tried drowning out that overpowering taste with ketchup, relish, and freshly-cut onions. Apparently, you cannot cover up their potent hotdog taste by conventional means; it is too hotdog-y. After almost straining his swallow-muscles on the extra-dry hotdog buns, Matt called it quits after 0.675 pounds* of the hooves, cured-and-smoked skeletal muscle, and up to 3.5% non-meat binders and extenders that Sam whips up into their scrumptious batches of hot dogs.
* - pre-cooked weight;   ingredient info from the USDA FSIS.
Did not achieve goal! Matt was trying to down six (6) quarter-pound hot dogs with buns. The high-quality (and concentration) of hot dog flavoring ended up biting him, stopping him well short of the goal. If he decides to try again, Matt plans to employ the "walking the dog"-, the "in the dog-house"-, and the "dog in a bathtub" techniques to conquer the man's-best-friend of snack bar foods, hot dogs.