Hot Dog eating contests occupy a very special place in the Questionable Life Choices Hall of Fame, but there’s something entertaining about watching people stuff so much processed meat down their gullets that they could literally drop dead.
This year, defending champion Joey “Jaws” Chestnut emerged victorious from Nathan’s Famous Fourth Of July Hot Dog Eating Contest, at New York’s Coney Island, after consuming a whopping 61 dogs in 10 minutes.
I’m not sure what’s more amazing, the fact that Chestnut proposed to his girlfriend, also a competitive eater, prior to the beginning of the event, or the speed with which the commentator (because of course there’s a commentator) works in a Luis Suarez biting reference.
Happy belated Fourth of July, everyone!
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