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'Black Widow' Scarfs 181 Wings to Win Contest

That was just 'an appetizer,' she quips
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 6, 2010 5:44 AM CDT
'Black Widow' Scarfs 181 Wings to Win Contest
Sonya Thomas is proclaimed the winner at the 2010 Wing Fest in Buffalo, NY, yesterday.   (AP Photo/National Buffalo Wing Festival, Brian Kahle)

(Newser) – Sonya Thomas is no chicken when it comes to wings. She managed to wolf down 181 chicken wings—4.9 pounds—in a mere 12 minutes to break the record and win a Buffalo, NY, eating contest. Thomas, 43, of Virginia, went neck and neck with Joey Chestnut, billed as America's No. 1 eating champion, until she gobbled ahead. The diminutive diner—who stands a mere 5 feet tall and weighs 105 pounds—calls herself the "Black Widow" because she often makes mincemeat of male rivals. She claimed she was "still hungry" after the eat-a-thon, notes AP. That was just "an appetizer," she quipped.
(Read more Sonya Thomas stories.)

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