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Good thing the Tasmanian devil can’t compete in the annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest every Fourth of July — Joey Chesnut and Kobayashi couldn’t hold a candle to this creature’s pace. The Australian outback native can swallow up to 40 percent of its body weight in just 30 minutes; that’s the equivalent of a human eating 216 hamburgers in the same amount of time! The Tasmanian devil will actually eat to the point that it can barely waddle around, and is particularly fond of anything that smells like flesh. So if you’ve got some old boots or smelly socks, pass them to your left, along with the salt and pepper.

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7:04PM PDT on Jun 21, 2011

There was a saying popular in my youth. "I eat lke a bird." A bird eats all day long!

3:02AM PDT on Jun 10, 2011


11:43AM PDT on Jun 1, 2011

Wow, would not want to in front of one of them!!!

6:53PM PDT on May 13, 2011

Thanks for the article.

8:07AM PST on Feb 24, 2011

Who fed a vulture anthrax to see if it could digest it!?

And I was anticipating humans to be number 1.

8:54AM PST on Jan 22, 2011


7:09PM PST on Jan 8, 2011

Very interesting. The old saying that you learn something new everyday is definitely true.

12:57PM PST on Dec 16, 2010

I'm on a no gluttin diet...

4:58PM PST on Dec 15, 2010

I totally agree with Nancy P's comment!

4:17PM PST on Dec 12, 2010


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