How Champion Eater Joey “Jaws” Chestnut Scoffed Down 70 Hot Dogs in 10 Minutes 

Competitive eater Joey “Jaws” Chestnut set a new record this week when he scarfed down a whopping 70 hot dogs and buns in just 10 minutes at the annual Famous Nathan’s hot dog eating contest in Coney Island. How do he and other champion competitive eaters do it? With a couple of savvy tricks of the trade, and a bit of science. Read More >>

Rise of the Intestinal Selfie

A bizarre new public event will be held in London next week, hosted by culinary experimenters Bompas & Parr. On Friday, March 14th, before a live, paying audience, "food writer, pop-up chef and Sunday Times columnist Gizzi Erskine" will "swallow a medical grade pill-cam which will broadcast its footage live to video screens." Read More >>

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What Really Happens When You Swallow Your Gum?

You've heard the warnings: If you swallow gum, it will stay in your digestive system for nearly a decade. Which would mean there's a decent chance you've got some hanging out in your gut right now. Read More >>

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Why Your Stomach Growls

Mankind has been puzzling over the rumbling in our stomachs for so long that even the ancient Greeks came up with a name for it: borborygmi. The word attempts to put the sound of the grumble to mouth. Read More >>