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Joey Chestnut, left, and Matt Stonie compete in the Slugburger Festival eating contest last year. Stonie won by eating 43 burgers in 10 minutes.

Lucky 13 vying for World Slugburger Eating Championship in Corinth

It’s an epic eating showdown in Corinth Saturday, featuring two arch rivals eating deep-fried burgers made with meat and soy under a sweltering Mississippi sun. Should be intriguing. It’s the Fourth Annual World Slugburger Eating Championship. A week after upending eight-time defending July Fourth Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating champion Joey “The Jaws” Chestnut on Coney Island, Matt […]

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Woman calls 911 for food ‘not up to par’ – and is arrested

Ever been so upset you’ve had to call 911? Ever called  911 because you didn’t like the food you got?  Well, it happened in Ohio. The Associated Press reports that a woman  was arrested after calling 911 with a complaint about her Chinese food order. Police say the 44-year-old Alliance woman called the emergency number late Monday […]

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How about a chocolate Peach Bowl stadium, Rebels fans?

Ole Miss fans, a company has just the thing for you and your friends when you watch Wednesday’s game Peach Bowl between your Rebels and the TCU Horned Frogs. Noveautes Inc. has an officially licensed Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl made of chocolate. It’s made from 1 pound of milk chocolate, filled with chocolate footballs. It also  can […]

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Cabbage kid

New Albany third-grader grows ginormous cabbage

So, this kid, Carter Hall,  grew a 16.8 pound cabbage. That is not a misprint.  He was randomly selected by the  Mississippi Agriculture Department and will receive a $1,000 saving bond toward education from Bonnie Plants‘ Cabbage Program. Hall was among more than 22,000 kids statewide who participated in the program. Hall was the state winner for […]

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melting chocolate

First a bourbon shortage, now a chocolate shortage … oh, my!

Remember last year when Maker’s Mark was going to dilute its popular bourbon a little so that it could stretch out its limited supply? Yeah, that didn’t work well.  But bourbon makers have been warning for some time that demand is outstripping supply. It takes time to properly age it in charred oak barrels, and according […]

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Sir Mix-A-Lot, he of "Baby Got Back" fame...

AP: Bigger butts bring bigger business

So, you like big butts and you cannot lie? Apparently it’s big business to get a more plump posterior, according to this Associated Press story. Excerpts: Gym classes that promise a plump posterior are in high demand. A surgery that pumps fat into the buttocks is gaining popularity. And padded panties that give the appearance […]

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Joey Chestnut twinkie

World Twinkie-Eating Championship coming back to Mississippi

We had the World Slugburger Eating Contest in Corinth earlier this summer, and now we’re getting the World Twinkie Eating Championship returning to  Tunica in a couple of week.. The returning champ is Joey Chestnut – yeah, the famous hot dog eating champ. He ate a record 121 Twinkies in six minutes last year.  Read on and […]

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