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Joey Chestnut Wins Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest in Record-Breaking Fashion

In a contest featuring unreal gluttons, Joey “Jaws” Chestnut stood out above the rest once again.

The competitive eating legend took home his 10th Mustard Belt title and $10,000 after winning the 2017 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, which is held every year at the Independence Day event on Coney Island in New York City. This time, Chestnut set a record for the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest by downing an astounding 72 hot dogs in just 10 minutes.

Chestnut’s main rival in the competition, Matt Stonie, managed to consume 48 hot dogs, finishing third place behind Chestnut and breakout eater Carmen Cincotti, who ate only four dogs less than this year’s champion. Stonie is the only person to have beaten Chestnut in the last decade at this contest.

Chestnut’s whopping 72-hot dog feat is a truly impressive caloric feat, as perfectly explained by ESPN’s Darren Rovell.

Basically, “Jaws” ate enough hot dogs to feed at least ten people for a day in ten minutes. Let that sink in for a minute. Despite those jaw-dropping numbers, Chestnut actually wasn’t too happy with his result, insisting that he could “do better” than the record-breaking number of hot dogs he had just eaten.

He’s definitely got some room to go, as his world-famous rival Takeru Kobayashi was once able to down over a hundred hot dogs in the same ten-minute time limit. Maybe Chestnut can get to that number next year? We’ll just have to wait and see, I guess.


Man Chokes on Weiner and Dies


When you think of dangerous sports, you probably don’t think of hot dog eating contests, but a contestant in a 4th of July amateur hot dog eating contest in South Dakota died mid-contest.

Walter Eagle Tail, 47, was one of six contestants in the contest last Thursday, and began choking while participating. The man had CPR administered on him, but to no avail, as he was soon after taken to Custer Regional Hospital and pronounced dead.

Custer County Sheriffs said Eagle Tail had a hot dog lodged in his throat and despite the attempts to save him, he suffocated to death within minutes.

The  festivities were sponsored by the Custer Chamber of Commerce and organizers canceled the pie eating contest that was scheduled the next day. No one has been hurt at their prior events, but it is possible that they make changes to the events next year.

H/T Rapid City Journal


Joey Chestnut Explains Why Fat People Can’t Competitively Eat, Also Talks About Pooping His Pants


Competitive eater Joey Chestnut recently sat down with the always hilarious The Fat Jew for a few words before his big appearance in tomorrow’s Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest.

The annual 4th of July event has of recent memory been anchored by Joey Chestnut’s record-breaking performance. He currently holds the record of 69 Hot Dogs consumed in 10 minutes, and has finished in 1st place in the competition every year since 2007.

In his recent sit down with VICE, Joey Chestnut answers the common question surrounding traditional fat people’s inability to succeed in competitive eating competitions, as well as getting into a lengthy discussion about shitting your pants during competition:

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Adventure: Spike’s Junkyard Dogs (Boston, Mass.)

There are a lot of great things in the world named Spike. Rugrat’s main character, Tommy Pickles’s dog was fittingly named “Spike”. The infamous mens television network, “Spike TV” alongside famous film directors: Spike Lee and Spike Jonze. There are many other people/characters you might known that could be on this list, but I found a restaurant that should fit in nicely. My friends and I visited Spike’s Junkyard Dogs in Boston which lived up to its predecessors prestige. Check it out as we explore this junkyard full of burgers, chicken and hot dogs!