Nathan’s Hot Dog eating contest

Updated for 2022!

The MLE (Major League Eating) is a World organization that oversees speed eating contests.  Entrants to the various competitions must be members of the MLE in order to compete. One annual event on Coney Island, NY is very well known. Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest has been held each July 4th since 1972.

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What do you wonder about this event?

What questions do you have from looking at the historical data?

How have the records changed?  Why do you think that is so?

How many hot dogs can a human possibly eat in 10 minutes?


The activity: hot-dog-eating2022.pdf

For members we have a spread sheet of Nathan's data, an editable Word docx and solutions.

hot-dog-eating2022.docx    HotDogEatingRecords2022.xlsx


CCSS: 6.RP, 7.RP, 7.EE, HSS/ID, HSN, HSA, HSF, MP1, MP2. MP3


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