Five things you need to know for Friday
By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun
Tom Ford and Pope John Paul II are fighting it out for who's having a better day. Ford just got his own Jay Z song, but John Paul was just named a saint. It's a tossup really. Meanwhile, testimony continues in the trial of George Zimmerman with the victim's mother Sybrina Fulton taking the stand. And if you thought your Fifth of July hangover is bad, think of Joey Chestnut who set a world record yesterday by eating 69 hot dogs. Welcome to your online trends report for Friday, July 5, 2013.
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Why: What's more American than competing in a hot dog eating contest on the Fourth of July? To over 40,000 people on Coney Island this afternoon, nothing. On the corner of Surf and Stillwell Avenues, they witnessed Joey Chestnut of San Jose, Calif. inhale a record 69 hot dogs in 10 minutes, which won him his seventh straight Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest championship. [USA Today]