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The Kobayashi Effect: What a Kid Eating 50 Hotdogs Can Teach Us About Human Potential

Human limits are more psychological than physical.

In 2001, a 23-year-old made history by shoving 50 hotdogs down his gullet in 12 minutes. And while that event may not seem significant, it has a profound impact on the way we understand psychology and the perception of human potential.



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Bobby Powers

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