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Offbeat Man eats 61 franks and buns to win Hot Dog Eating Contest Man eats 61 franks and buns to win Hot Dog Eating Contest
High-ranking chowhound Joey "Jaws" Chestnut dropped to one knee and proposed to his longtime girlfriend before Friday's annual hot dog eating contest, then packed away 61 franks and buns to hold onto his coveted mustard yellow winner's belt.
Offbeat Floating strip club navigates regulatory shoals Floating strip club navigates regulatory shoals
A new attraction on Alaska's Kodiak Island features exotic dancers who entertain fishermen on a converted Bering Sea crabbing boat dubbed the "Wild Alaskan" - and it's already encountered choppy regulatory seas.
Offbeat Arizona man accused of a cruelty to rats Arizona man accused of a cruelty to rats
A man is accused of animal cruelty after hundreds of domesticated rats have been found dead or dying in a north-central Arizona travel trailer.
Offbeat Fat camps offer pudgy pets a way to slim down Fat camps offer pudgy pets a way to slim down(Photo Gallery)
It's not just a people problem: Growing rates of obesity in pets have led to the emergence of fat farms offering "pawlates," ''doga" and "Barko Polo," doggie versions of Pilates, yoga and Marco Polo to help slim down man's best friend.
Offbeat For sale: Small South Dakota town, bar included For sale: Small South Dakota town, bar included
A businessman looking to invest more time in his traveling concession business is seeking a buyer for his rural, southeastern South Dakota town - for the price of $400,000.
Offbeat Opening of world's tallest water slide delayed Opening of world's tallest water slide delayed
With nearly half of its season already in the books, a water park in Kansas has been forced to delay the opening of the world's tallest water slide for the third time and hasn't set a new date for its debut.
Offbeat Photos: Seattle Art Cars Photos: Seattle Art Cars(Photo Gallery)
You've probably seen some of these outrageous cars around town, but others only show themselves for special occasions like the Fremont Fair!