Competition

Hotdog

San Jose Man Downs 48 Hot Dogs To Become Champ In Nevada Eating Competition

A San Jose man scarfed down 48 hot dogs in 10 minutes in Las Vegas this weekend to earn the title of male Nevada Hot Dog Eating Champion.

04/27/2015

That looks like a fight about to happen.
HALF MOON BAY, CA - JANUARY 24:  Danilo Couto (L) and Peter Mel share a wave during the second heat of round one of Mavericks Invitational on January 24, 2014 in Half Moon Bay, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Mavericks Window To Close Next Tuesday; Surf Competition Unlikely This Year

The three-month window for the world-renowned Mavericks big-wave surf contest closes next Tuesday and organizers are saying, due to Mother Nature— it’s highly unlikely the event will happen this year.

03/24/2015

Spelling Bees Teach Public School Students More Than Just Spelling

Positioned as showdowns, smack-downs or friendly competitions, spelling bees have a long and storied past in the United States.

03/04/2015

Surfer rides a wave during Mavericks Invitational on January 24, 2014 in Half Moon Bay, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Mavericks: The Window For ‘The Mount Everest’ Of Big-Wave Surfing Contests Opens

It’s that time of year again when some of the world’s best big-wave surfers start making plans to head to Half Moon Bay to take part in the annual Maverick’s invitational surf contest.

01/01/2015

Farmer Mike At The Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival (Photo credit by Miramar Events)

Giant Pumpkins Arriving In Half Moon Bay Hoping To Take Title Of ‘World’s Heaviest’

Giant pumpkins are arriving in Half Moon Bay hoping to crush the competition and take the title of world’s heaviest pumpkin in Monday’s weigh-off.

10/12/2014

An image from a YouTube video of a Google [x] drone from the Project Wing. (Google/YouTube)

Google Lab Developing Fleet Of Drones To Bypass Traffic For Speedy Package Delivery

Google’s secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly.

08/28/2014

(L-R) Joe Bastianich, Gordon Ramsay & Graham Elliot (credit: Justin Stephens/FOX)

Calling All Cooks: ‘Masterchef’ is Holding An Audition in San Francisco

If you’re not terrified of Gordon Ramsay and a decent home cook, Alice@97.3 has news…

08/28/2014

Police K-9 Trials

Police Dogs Compete At K-9 Trials In San Leandro

San Leandro officer Dennis Mally and Rohan competed Saturday in the second annual Police K-9 Trials, where they won in the “searching” contest category.

08/10/2014

(Kevork Djansezian/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Marin County Water District Pits Neighbors Against Each Other To See Who Uses Less Water During Drought

Water wasters have faced warnings, fines, and even restrictions during California’s drought emergency. But, some residents in Marin County are going even further, competing against each other to see who uses the least water.

08/04/2014

Joey 'Jaws' Chestnut is officially weighed in the day prior to the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

SJ’s Joey Chestnut Proposes Before Earning 8th Hot Dog Eating Crown

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.

07/04/2014

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