Donkey Kong Banana Chowdown Features Japanese Champion Eater

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Takeru Kobayashi, famous as the six-time winner of the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, is appearing in Toronto for a pre-release stunt for Donkey Kong Country, in which he and the game will evidently have a banana-eating contest.

That's all I can infer from the wording of Nintendo of Canada's news release, which says Kobayashi - known as "The Tsunami" will "take on Donkey Kong Country Returns in a banana eating challenge."

This hardly seems like a contest with much upside for Kobayashi, who has consumed 64.5 hot dogs in 10 minutes. If Kobayashi wins, congratulations, he just beat a plastic disc. If that disc manages to eat just one banana, though, bet your ass it'll be on the nightly news.


Well, anyway, if you want to see competitive eating greatness and live near Toronto, this event will be this Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Toys 'R Us in the RioCan Yonge Eglinton Centre. The eating contest, whatever that entails, begins at 3 p.m.

Takeru Kobayashi To Take On Donkey Kong [Ripten]

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