July 7, 2009
Holy Hot Dog!
This weekend a world record was broken at the Nathan's Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest...68 hot dogs in 10 minutes besting the previous world record of a mere 58 hot dogs. This feat was accomplished by none other than Joey “Jaws” Chestnut.
Jaws's other accomplishments include: 47 Grilled Cheese Sandwiches in 10 minutes, 173 Buffalo Wings at the Philly Wing Bowl in 2006, he has won the Asparagus eating contest in 2005, 2006 & 2007.
Here are a few other Champions from the International Federation of Competitive Eating (IFOCE):
Dominic Cardo: Whole pickled beef tongue (3 lbs. 3 oz) in 12 minutes.
Don Lerman: Salted butter (7.25) lbs. in 5 minutes
Peter Bertoletti: Strawberry shortcake (15.25 lbs.) in 8 minutes
Timothy Janus: Ramen noodles (10.5 lbs.) in 8 minutes
Sonya Thomas: Deep-fried okara (9.75 lbs.) in 10 minutes
Is anyone else feeling hungry? I thought not.