The Nutritional Breakdown Of Joey Chestnut's Record-Setting 72 Hot Dogs
On Tuesday, Joey Chestnut continued his dominance in the field of destroying hot dogs at the 2017 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. The 33-year-old won for the tenth time and put up an event record by eating 72 hot dogs and buns in just 10 minutes. Chestnut’s dominance is so great that he’s only lost the coveted title once—in 2015—since 2007. It’s an astonishing feat, but if you think about nutrition like we do, you may just be wondering how many calories he consumed.
According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, Chestnut put down 20,160 calories in ten minutes—about four times as many as Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson eats in an entire day. The feast also adds up to 1,296 grams of fat; 2,160 milligrams of cholesterol; 56,160 milligrams of sodium; and 720 grams of protein. Unclear is exactly how much water he consumed by drowning his hot dogs.
Chestnut didn’t just take home all those calories, though. He also walked away with a cool $10,000—twice the amount as Carmen Cincotti, who came in second place with 62 hot dogs. That makes it worth the horrifying amount of cholesterol and sodium he took down. At least he got lots of protein, though.
Attention Bosses: Here's Why You Should Let Women Nap at Work
“The New York Times” is out with a revelation that may be startling to exactly zero of the exhausted women out there: take a quick nap at work, and you may wake up revitalized, refreshed, productive, and even happier. Here's why: Female brains are wired to need more sleep than men. Maybe just 20 minutes more, but maybe quite a bit more. And yet why are we awake running around rather than getting in an extra hour or two? Is it because we just have more to do? Are we just working harder? If there are kids in the picture, is it because our minds are wired to wake up more readily at the sound of a baby's cry?
- Would you let your employees nap on the job if they were more productive or stayed late to make out the time?
Woman Marries Teenager 55-Years Her Junior
You think you've have a big age gap in one of your relationships? Meet Selamat Riayadi, who at just 16-years-old has married a 71-year-old woman, only identified as Rohaya.
In case you missed it, the bride is from the same Indonesian village as the groom and believe it or not, the two reportedly married for love. According to the community leader, the couple said "they wanted to commit suicide because they were completely in love, so if one of them dies, then both must die." At the very least, they didn't marry for money as both come from similarly poor backgrounds.
Both the community leader and Selamat's father gave their blessing for the union, which is reportedly recognized by society, but not by the state. So think civil union, but way creepier.
People Are Snorting Chocolate
There’s a new snortable chocolate powder out now that promises a drug-free energy buzz. It’s called Coko Loko and it contains cacao powder, along with gingko biloba, taurine, and guarana - ingredients found in energy drinks like Red Bull.
Coko Loko claims it’ll give you a “sharp energy kick” that lasts from a half hour to an hour, so you get the endorphin rush without the downside of a sugar crash. Creator Nick Anderson says, “It’s almost like an energy drink feeling, like you’re euphoric but also motivated to get things done.”
But doctors aren’t so sure about how safe it is to snort chocolate. “First, it’s not clear how much of each ingredient would be absorbed into the nasal mucus membranes,” explains Dr. Andrew Lane. “And, well, putting solid material into your nose — you could imagine it getting stuck in there, or the chocolate mixing with your mucus to create a paste that could block your sinuses.”
You can buy tins of Coko Loko for $25 online and in stores, if you’re daring enough to stick chocolate up your nose. And it definitely makes you rethink the word “chocoholic.”
Source: New York Post
Baby Boomers Cheat On Spouses More Than Younger Americans
There's a new surprising generation gap in America. A study out of the University of Utah shows that 20% of married Americans over the age of 55 admit they've had extramarital sex.
On the flip side, just 14% of younger married Americans reported cheating on their spouses. The trend is partially explained by the fact that older Americans were around for the so-called "sexual revolution" from the 1960s to the 1980s.
Speaking of “older,” once survey respondents enter their seventies, researchers say that rates of extramarital sex decline considerably. Maybe they’re worn out?
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Source: Institute for Family Studies
Children Of Single Mothers Are Doing Just Fine
Single moms may sometimes feel guilty that their child doesn’t have another parent to go to, but according to a new study, those single moms need to relax because their child will likely turn out just fine.
The study released by the Centre of Expertise on Gender Dysphoria of the VU University Medical Centre in Amsterdam finds that children of single mothers-by-choice showed no significant differences when it comes to well-being and behavior or parental stress than those raised in a two-parent household.
One of the reasons those children do just as well is that single mothers are rarely really raising those kids alone. The study finds that those single-mothers-by-choice often have a huge social network to help them, made up of family, friends, neighbors and more.
- The study seems to refute previous research that suggested kids who grow up without a father have it worse than those in a two-parent household. The authors of the current study note that research was usually based around children of divorce who “have experienced parental conflict,” so the issue was not the absence of the dad, but the “troubled parent-child relationship.”
Source: New York Daily News