September 5, 2011 in Nation/World

‘Black Widow’ puts her bite to good use

Associated Press

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Black Widow of eating contests has scarfed down 183 chicken wings in 12 minutes to break her own world record set last year.

Sonya Thomas took home first place Sunday at the 10th annual National Buffalo Wings Festival. She beat eating marvel Joey “Jaws” Chestnut, who came in second with 174 wings.

The 100-pound Thomas, of Alexandria, Va., is the reigning wing-eating champion. The winner gets $1,500.

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