June 04, 2007

Man beats world hot dog eating record : A California man smashed the world record for hot dog eating at a contest Saturday, gobbling up more than 59 franks in 12 minutes.

posted by commander cody to other at 12:45 AM - 20 comments

There's something just not "right" about part of his prize being a years worth of hot dogs. I mean a year for a normal person? Or a year for a guy who can eat them this fast? Still a years worth of hot dogs would explain where Fred the pig ended up at.

posted by commander cody at 12:47 AM on June 04

So Kobayashi is the king of hot dogs no longer? Wow. Go Chestnut! The title for most stuffing your face belongs in the fattest country in the world. Problem is, this means ESPN will probably try to show competitive eating contests more often... after watching the Nathan's competition from last year, I haven't yet been able to eat a hot dog without cringing or trying to eat 6 in a minute... Ow.

posted by boredom_08 at 02:56 AM on June 04

Hold the mustard...my rectum is already on fire...!!!!!

posted by Sportsballz at 03:22 AM on June 04

I have a hard time seeing this as a "sport". I don't know why ESPN covers eating contests, or poker tourneys for that matter.

posted by FonGu at 07:31 AM on June 04

An"American" sport with an American champion.All is right in the world.

posted by sickleguy at 07:38 AM on June 04

I have a hard time seeing this as a "sport". It's not a sport. It's a martial art.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 07:47 AM on June 04

He's not the champion, just the world record holder. To be champion he has to be Kobiyashi at the Nathan's contest on the 4th of July.

posted by Jeffwa at 09:03 AM on June 04

Mmmmmm, hot dogs.

posted by tommytrump at 09:15 AM on June 04

The guy is basically swallowing them whole, so you have to figure they come out the same way. What do you tell the plumber when he comes over and your toilets clogged with 59 hot dogs?!!

posted by MGDADDYO at 09:29 AM on June 04

The guy is basically swallowing them whole, so you have to figure they come out the same way. Not really. There is a point to that whole stomach acid thing you know.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 10:33 AM on June 04

(1) My understanding is that most of these "competitors" vomit back out what they eat immediately after the competition. (2) To be grossed out just a little bit more, catch one of these contests in HD! I get a kick out of "Eater X," who comes to these contests wearing Ultimate Warrior esque facepaint.

posted by BCHockey at 10:50 AM on June 04

Why, Lord, why?

posted by THX-1138 at 10:54 AM on June 04

Ying Yang, I understand the whole stomach acid thing, but with that many hot dogs flying down his throat, it has to send that stomach acid into cardiac arrest!! By the way, I answered my own question, what do you tell the plumber when the toilet is clogged with 59 hot dogs,...you don't tell him anything, you just show him the trophy!

posted by MGDADDYO at 12:00 PM on June 04

Well, I'm impressed. And I'm with you on the whole vomitting thing. I'm not sure what 59 hotdogs will do to a average colon, but I'm not betting against someone eventually using the phrase "cancer of the torso".

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 01:22 PM on June 04

Weedy, your body might actually do a whole Kieth Richards reaction. You're putting so much bad stuff into your body, that your body can't register what's happening to it, and nothing happens.

posted by MGDADDYO at 02:28 PM on June 04

I just wish "bicycle eating" was still a Guinness quest. I'd love to hear Chris Berman's "amusing" commentary and nicknames.

posted by calcynic at 03:02 PM on June 04

The term "Man" in the title of the FPP had me wondering who it could be if not Kobayashi or Chestnut. His performance in C.I. Last year earned him more than just "Man," No?

posted by everett at 04:07 PM on June 04

An"American" sport with an American champion.All is right in the world. posted by sickleguy at 7:38 AM CDT on June 4 Hot Dogs are as "American" as Pizza, for that matter! "The city of Vienna traces the lineage of the hot dog to the wienerwurst or Viennese sausage, the city of Frankfurt to the frankfurter wurst, which it claims was invented in the 1480s; the hot dog has also been attributed to Johann Georghehner, a 17th century butcher from the Bavarian city of Coburg who is said to have invented the "dachshund" or "little-dog" sausage and brought it to Frankfurt.[1]" [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_dog

posted by zippinglou at 07:43 PM on June 04

I remember reading that Babe Ruth once ate 24 hot dogs between games of a double header. I thought that was an incredible amount but compared to Joey Chestnut and Koybayashi it is no big deal. I still wonder how Ruth was able to play the second game. Chestnut exceeded Koybayashi's record by 10% (which would be similar to someone high jumping 8'10"). This sets the table for the 4th of July rematch of Chestnut vs. Koybayashi. Last year Koybayashi rallied to defeat Chestnut but this year Koybayashi will enter the contest as the dog. Chestnut's latest victory in the Southwest Regional earned him a one year supply of hot dogs which gives him the impetus for getting in the worst shape of his life come July 4th. Expectations are high for yet another world record. Barring injury, such as clogged arteries, Joey Chestnut's future is red hot.

posted by longgreenline at 01:40 AM on June 05

Hot Dogs are as "American" as Pizza, for that matter! I think he means that eating lots of food really fast is an American sport. Note all the fat people.

posted by TelamarketersBeware at 04:27 PM on June 05

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