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Star Trek vs. Hot Dogs July 5, 2007

Posted by gregquill in Uncategorized.

A guy named Kobayashi was defeated by a guy named Chestnut yesterday in the annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest.

That holds no interest for me, except for the infamous Kobayashi Maru.

You will recall that the Kobayashi Maru is a Class III Neutronic Fuel Carrier in a Star Trek training exercise.

At the beginning of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan,  Starfleet Academy cadets are trying to solve the Kobayashi Maru scenario, a no-win situation.  Only Admiral Kirk had ever solved it, in his cadet days.  And that by cheating.

Note that Kirk is busted down to Captain by the end of the movie.  Coincidence?  I think not.

So, eating more hot dogs than one’s opponent (66 to 59, in 12 minutes) is actually a no-win scenario.  As we already knew.

But, what about this “chestnut”, Grasshopper?



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