There’s nothing more American than stuffing your face with food and calling it a competitive sport.
The 100th anniversary of Nathan’sFamous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest took place in Coney Island today and let’s just say we have some stomach-churning,record-breaking news from the event.Elite Daily’s own Alexandra Svokos ventured out to Coney Island, Brooklynfor a closer look!
Professional competitive eater Joey “Jaws” Chestnut reclaimed the hot dog eating championship from fellow food vacuumMatt “The Megatoad” Stonie. Chestnut, an eight-time champion, had been dethroned by 24-year-old Stonie in last year’s event.
Allow me to refresh your memory:
This time, Chestnut made a statement by scarfing down a total of 70 hot dogs in 10 minutes. That’s right —70. That’s an average of 7 dogs per minute.I’m not sure about you, but I don’t even think I’ve eaten 70 hot dogs in my entire life, let alone a single sitting.
Could you imagine?! *Barf*