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Kishi Bashi to release debut full-length 151a on Joyful Noise — oh my god, that's my apartment number!

No, Kishi Bashi (real name: K Ishibashi) isn’t, in fact, a former competitive eater from Japan who once inhaled 64 hot dogs in a 12-minute span at Nathan’s Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest; that would be Takeru Kobayashi. My apologies to the former; as a third-generation American almost exclusively accustomed to Anglo-Saxon and Hispanic names, names originating from the Land of the Rising Sun tend to, for me, blend in to one another.
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Joey Chestnut Beats Takeru Kobayashi at Coney Island Hot Dog Eating Contest

Sports : Fan House (6 years ago)

New York, Breaking NewsAmerican Joey Chestnut retained his world hot dog eating title today, beating Japan's Takeru Kobayashi in the annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest on Coney Island.Kobayashi had won the event every year from ... Read Post

Kobayashi Insists He Would Have Won Hot Dog Contest

United States / New York : Gothamist (4 years ago)

Competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi is fresh out of jail after being charged with obstruction of governmental administration, resisting arrest, trespassing and disorderly conduct at this year's Nathan's Famous July 4th Hot Dog Eating... Read Post

Hot Dog Eating Champ Takeru Kobayashi Arrested on Coney Island

United States / New York : Daily Intel (4 years ago)

Former hot dog eating champion Takeru Kobayashi, 31, was arrested today after his rival, Joey Chestnut, won the annual Nathan's International Hot Dog Eating Contest by consuming fifty-four hot dogs in ten minutes. Kobayashi, a six-t... Read Post


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