Happy Fourth!

This seemed perfectly suitable for today:

Hotdogs

via Flowing Data

Category: Data Analysis

Please use the comments to demonstrate your own ignorance, unfamiliarity with empirical data and lack of respect for scientific knowledge. Be sure to create straw men and argue against things I have neither said nor implied. If you could repeat previously discredited memes or steer the conversation into irrelevant, off topic discussions, it would be appreciated. Lastly, kindly forgo all civility in your discourse . . . you are, after all, anonymous.

11 Responses to “Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest Chart Porn”

  1. Steve Barry says:

    Think it just went sudden death…hope not literally too

  2. drey says:

    The question is Barry, does a record setting performance in the hot dog eating contest correlate historically with a tradeable bottom in the stock market?

    Help me out here!

  3. a guy called john says:

    resistance has been broken on volume.

    safe to be long until ~80.

    strong support at ~55.

  4. Jim says:

    KO  BA  YA  SHI  !!!
    KO  BA  YA  SHI  !!!

  5. Carl says:

    Oh, I love the cultural development of the U.S. people !

    Are these records coming from Harvard or Yale post-graduates?

    I’m sure that the hunger of this planet are really happy with this good example of civilized social achievement.

  6. j-daddy says:

    Hey Carl,
    There is a burger joint near Yale called the Yankee Doodle Coffee Shop that has had an ongoing Doodle Record for burger eating since the 50s. The record started at 10 burgers, grew gradually into the 20s as the record changed hands between Yalies and townies, until one of the competitive eaters from “the circuit” named Eater X came to town and pushed it into the 30s. Sadly, the Doodle lost their lease earlier this year, so the final record belongs to a “professional” from this recent fad “sport”.

    And the Doodle had some tasty (heavily buttered) burgers.

  7. Bob A says:

    Perhaps, in the new more austere America, employers handing out packets of hot dogs on the Fourth can become a new tradition… like Turkeys at Thanksgiving.

  8. Simon says:

    Guys ..you should check out the “girl effect video” also on the flowing data website the the above graph was taken from. We should all think about becoming (micro bankers) for someone. I saw a recent BBC video report about how things are getting better in Baghdad partly because the military were engaging with the locals getting to know them and offering individual help such as small loans. Apparently about $750,000 had been lent, by individual soldiers I presume.

    This is a potentially devastating strategy for exporting capitalism and democracy. Make each soldier a financier. Trade in a few missiles for cash, who cares who gets them, and set millions of people up in business for themselves.

    They will get so excited they won’t let anyone stop them succeeding.

  9. Eric Davis says:

    The new time period is 10 minutes, and not the old 12. Which means the record will have to be set somewhere else.

    or a new series of records at the 10 minute period.

  10. Marcus Aurelius says:

    I’m gonna’ hurl…

  11. BobC says:

    If any two people can do the same thing it will become a contest.

    Thanks for the levity.