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Competitive Eating Hourly Rate

chestnut-150.jpgThe Wall Street Journal took a look at the "hypothetical hourly rate" earned by the leaders in "unique sports," including bowling, Scrabble, bull-riding, and competitive eating. Hot dog-eating champion Joey Chestnut earned $40,300 last year, and since he "worked" only 2.3 hours, his hourly rate was $17,296/hr. But the gastrointestinal price you must pay! [WSJ via Eater National]