US Man Devours 69 Hot Dogs to Beat Own Record
The US just seems to be full of these kind of amazing and/or crazy stories. We have already reported about the man who ran a mile in Death Valley dressed like Darth Vader earlier this week. Now comes news of a man who was able to devour 69 hot dogs to beat his own record at an annual 4 July competition at Coney Island in New York. This kind of story makes me feel a bit queasy just thinking about it, as I know I could probably only eat about five before starting to feel full. Joey “Jaws” Chestnut did not just eat the meat but ate the sausages with buns in an astonishing time of 10 minutes, breaking his record from last year of 68. This is the seventh year in a row that he has won the world title. The women’s title in comparison seems relatively tame as Sonya Thomas was only able to eat around half as many. She retained her title with nearly 37 sausages. Have you ever tried anything like this?
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