Meet Yuka Kinoshita, a Japanese female competitive eater and online celebrity, whose total video views has just surpassed 100 million on Youtube. This video, in which she tried to eat 100 burgers in November 2014, is her most popular one.
Competitive eating archives - Famous competitive eaters and speed eating contests
Matt Stonie wins World Gyro Eating Championship 2014
Video of Matt Stonie vs Joey Chestnut in the 2014 Niko Niko’s World Gyro Eating Championship at Houston Greek Festival on May 18.
Stonie won the competition with a world record of 24 gyros in 10 minutes. Looks like Chestnut finally has a serious challenger after years of dominance (in the Major League Eating). It’s a pity that he and Takeru Kobayashi couldn’t have more official battles because of the later’s refusal to join the MLE.
Kobayashi pranks the New York Cosmos
Famous Japanese competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi goes undercover at Buffalo Wild Wings as he pranks the New York Cosmos (soccer club) and midfielder Peri Marošević into a chicken wings eating contest. Nice one for April Fools.
Takeru Kobayashi arrested by NYPD
Japanese competitive eating ace Takeru Kobayashi was arrested and spent a night in jail for
wanting to eat a hot dog disrupting a hot dog eating contest.
Mr Bean – Eating Competition
Sharing a funny clip from British sitcom series Mr. Bean from the 1990s. It’s one of my favourite shows, and seems like the production company has created an official YouTube channel here. Most of the videos are from the animated spin-off but there are some old gems like this one in the mix.
Mr. Bean was a creation by Rowan Atkinson and Richard Curtis, with Atkinson starring as the title character. I didn’t realise this earlier but they only made a total of 15 episodes for the show; the first episode aired in 1990 and the last in 1995. Regardless, it became one of British’s most famous cultural export.
The series was adapted into a feature film, Bean, in 1997. They also made a standalone sequel, Mr. Bean’s Holiday, a decade later. Both movies had moderate box office results in America but did well worldwide; seems like the character was not as popular in the US like many other countries.
The comedy also inspired a 52-episodes animated series (of the same name) which broadcast from 2002 to 2004. They also released a video game last year featuring the animated characters; I guess the animation are pretty popular on its own too, they won’t spend money making the game otherwise.
World’s fastest drinker?
Probably not an official world record, but it’s amazing how fast the Japanese dude was at gulping down the bottle of isotonic drink. Video from Food Battle Club, a Japanese competitive eating show…