This might be old news to some, but since Joey Chestnut is a local boy, I wanted to mention his recent victory after eating his way to a record-breaking 66 hot dogs and buns in 12 minutes to take home $10,000 in prize money. From what I read, he didn't eat for a week to prepare for the competition.
In the past 2 years, Joey entered various other contests and ate...
- 8.6 lbs. of Deep-fried asparagus in 10 minutes
- 182 Chicken wings in 30 minutes
- 47 Grilled cheese sandwiches in 10 minutes
- 18.5 Waffles in 10 minutes
After eating all that food, I sure hate to be on the losing end. Like other major league sports, MLE (Major League Eating) oversees all the professional competitive eating events. According to its website, MLE's mission is to "maintain a safe environment for all events, ...".
I don't know that eating 66 hot dogs is safe and with all of Joey's winnings, he should think about seeing a cardiologist on a regular basis. So, how long does one sit in the john after 66 hot dogs?