Don’t eat so fast, you’re going to get a stomach ache, Takeru Kobeyashi’s mother probably told him (once, a long, long, long time ago, we’re guessing.)
But luckily for us, the little boy who didn’t pay his momma any mind would one day grow up to be the well-known Japanese competitive eater. His reaction? Relax, Mom — and watch me inhale incredible amounts of (name any old food here — say hot dogs, meatballs, or pasta) and not get sick!
While Takeru “The Tsunami” Kobeyashi is typically known for dipping his hot dogs in water (or soda) to make it all . . . slide down more easily, the champ didn’t have any tricks up his sleeve when it came to devouring an entire 12-inch Domino’s pizza in under a minute at a Super Bowl party this year — he just went rogue.
Watch the video below to watch Kobeyashi (it’s mesmerizing — we can’t look away) delve into his meal face-first.