53.75 Hot Dogs in 12 Minutes
Independence Day would not be complete without the International Nathan's Hot Dog Eating competition held in Coney Island, Brooklyn. For the 6th time Japan's Takeru Kobayashi beat his competitors and took home the top prize. 25,000 people watched as he devoured nearly 54 dogs in 12 minutes breaking the World record that he set. Joey Chestnut from California wasn't far behind with 52 dogs. My personal favorite, Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas, came in a disappointing third with only 37 dogs.
Even though he won the event, Takeru was not happy with the outcome. He said: "I'm not happy with the result, I'm going to be back. I can do more but I'm not sure I want to tell you (how many),"
Paris Hilton should've competed. She could probably down at least 200 weiners in less than 10 minutes.
Sonya Thomas on the left