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August 9th, 2012
03:59 PM ET

What's trending on August 9, 2012

17-year-old Austin Wierschke won the U.S. National Texting Championship held in Times Square yesterday, after out-texting his competitiors for a second year in a row. In addition, Wierschke won $50,000 and will go on to compete in the upcoming global texting championship.

Also – a $145.49 hot dog hits Sacramento, California and makes it in the Guinness Book of World Records for most expensive hot dog ever. The 18-inch beef frank is topped with Swedish moose cheese, Italian white truffle butter, french mustard, garlic-herb mayonnaise, smoked maple bacon from New Hampshire and local balsamic vinaigrette.


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