Joey Chestnut holds an astonishing record of consuming 76 hot dogs and buns in just ten minutes. That's one hot dog devoured every 7.9 seconds! Talk about an insatiable appetite.
Chestnut's incredible eating skills are put on display annually at the Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest, held on the Fourth of July. He has won the competition a remarkable 14 times, making him a true American hero of gastronomy.
While hot dogs are his claim to fame, Chestnut has conquered a variety of foods throughout his career. From shrimp to chicken wings, he has proven time and again that his stomach knows no limits.
Chestnut's biggest rival on the hot dog eating circuit is none other than Takeru Kobayashi, a Japanese competitive eater. The two have engaged in thrilling head-to-head battles over the years, captivating audiences worldwide.
To maintain his competitive edge, Chestnut follows a rigorous training routine. He practices stretching his stomach capacity by consuming large amounts of water and cabbage to prepare for the ultimate eating challenges.
Chestnut's eating prowess isn't just for personal glory. He often participates in charity events, using his incredible talent to raise funds and awareness for various causes.
In addition to his hot dog eating record, Chestnut holds several other eating records, including consuming 413 Hooters chicken wings and 32 Big Macs in a single sitting.
Chestnut has perfected a unique technique known as "Solomon Method." He separates the hot dog from the bun, dips the bun in water to soften it, and then expertly combines them for maximum speed and efficiency.
Competitive eating is not for the faint of heart. Chestnut undergoes intense physical training to strengthen his jaw muscles and expand his stomach's capacity, enabling him to conquer even more hot dogs.