Mom and Dad might celebrate back-to-school season, but ER doctors are bracing themselves. More children go to the emergency room for sports-related injuries in September than at any other time of the year, according to an analysis of two decades of hospital data by GateHouse Media.
When announcers last July declared Joey Chestnut the winner of Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, spectators had little reason to doubt the score: 64 dogs in 10 minutes. They considered tracking consumption by weighing plates and even placing microchips on contestants’ tongues. But the judges — unable to clearly view the contestants’ plates amid […]