Competitive hotdog eaters nearing limit of human performance?

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Competitive hotdog eaters nearing limit of human performance?

Post by realdoctorstu » Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:49 am

Did anyone else see this? Apparently a sports science study has shown that 84 hotdogs is the maximum number of hotdogs a person could possibly eat in 10 minutes. Here's a click-bait news story doing the rounds: 'Competitive hotdog eaters nearing limit of human performance'.

It is based on this research paper: Modelling the maximal active consumption rate and its plasticity in humans—perspectives from hot dog eating competitions
Usually when something so 'out there' is announced, alarm bells start ringing; but I'm no statistician and it looks like pretty sensible methodology. Am I missing something, or is this one of those (rare) examples of an entertaining science-based news story that is actually grounded in good science?

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Re: Competitive hotdog eaters nearing limit of human performance?

Post by dyqik » Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:45 pm

Blatant bid for an Ignobel, IMHO... ;)

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Re: Competitive hotdog eaters nearing limit of human performance?

Post by realdoctorstu » Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:04 pm

dyqik wrote:
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:45 pm
Blatant bid for an Ignobel, IMHO... ;)
Too true! :lol:

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