Hot Dog Eating competition.
Feeling a little peckish? Nathan’s Famous Hotdog Eating Contest is held in Coney Island, New York on July 4 each year. The aim of the competition is to consume as many hotdogs as possible in just 10 minutes. In recent years, the competition has been dominated by Joey Chestnut from California, who has won every year since 2007. Mr Chestnut smashed the world record in 2009 when he ate 68 hot dogs (and buns). According to a few ladies of the night, on July 4, 1916, four immigrants had a hot dog eating contest at Nathan’s Famous stand on Coney Island to settle an argument about who was the most patriotic. Starting in 2011, women and men have competed in separate competitions.