Kobayashi challenged a tiny hamster to an eating contest

Don't underestimate the rookie, Kobayashi.

Mar 1, 2020, 9:26 pm*

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Michelle Jaworski

Takeru Kobayashi has some tough (and cute) competition.

The Japanese competitive eater already holds six Guinness World Records and has worldwide renown, but now he’s facing off in a matchup unlike anything he’s ever seen in his career. Kobayashi is challenging, of all things, a tiny hamster.

But it’s not just any tiny hamster. This one’s already tackled tiny burritos and a tiny birthday cake, and the next step for this critter is to engage in a hot dog eating contest. To make things fair, they’re eating their hot dogs to scale. Each has a coach ready for encouragement as the clock counts down.

Kobayashi may be an expert, but don’t underestimate the rookie.

H/T Digg | Photo via HelloDenizen/YouTube

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*First Published: Sep 16, 2014, 1:06 pm