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2013 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest and the best things about July 4th

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Dan Rubenstein takes a look at the 2013 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest and the best things about the July 4th holiday.

The 4th of July is a time of celebration and eating. Mostly eating. Thursday will bring with it the marquee sporting event of every July 4th: the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest. Will Joey Chestnut successfully defend his title and walk away with the mustard belt for the seventh straight year? We'll find out very soon.

In this episode of The Daily Win, Dan Rubenstein discusses ways to make the famous contest even better, like adding in a culinary obstacle course to make it an even bigger challenge. We also provide you with the official 4th of July power rankings. Spoiler alert: they involve food and fireworks.

Of course, if you're looking for an even more in-depth guide to the wonderful world of 4th of July fireworks, our own Spencer Hall has you covered. Learn how to most effectively blow things up on Thursday, like a real, red-blooded American.

For now, sit back and enjoy. And you'll probably want to undo that pants button to make room for the rest of your holiday celebration.