While fascinating on a voyeur sort of level, I've never understood how so many people can be part of food eating contests, especially the annual hot dog thing on Coney Island. Joey Chestnut is the traditional winner, last year wolfing down 61 hot dogs in 10 minutes. He also holds the record for this event with 63 dogs and 9 straight years as champion.
But eaters don't just limit themselves to the Fourth of July, they enter food contests all year long. Am I the only one who wonders what this is doing to their digestive system? What it does to them can be read here.
Anyway, Chestnut weighed in this morning at 230 pounds, much heavier than most contestants. 30,000 people will be there watching today and it will be televised on ESPN2 at noon eastern time and 11 central.