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9 unbelievable eating contests

By: Josh Lew on July 3, 2014, 2:21 p.m.
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The Wing Bowl

The Wing Bowl coincides with the NFL's Super Bowl each year. It is broadcast live on radio and replays are often shown on local sports channels. The Wing Bowl was started by two Philadelphia talk radio hosts in the 1990s, allegedly to give the city's residents something to do on Super Bowl weekend (because their team was too bad to make it to the big game).

Now, the event draws nearly 20,000 attendees to the Wells Fargo Center each winter. The current wing-eating record is held by 2014 champion Molly Schuyler, who ingested an astonishing 363 wings and earned a hefty $22,000 for her victory. Different divisions have developed through the years, and local celebrities are often enlisted to take part.