Skip Nav
Appetizers
All the Cheesy Recipes You Could Ever Need in Your Life
Food Video
Make This Fluffy Funfetti Cake in Just 5 Minutes!
Appetizers
23 Alton Brown Recipes You Have to Try ASAP

Joey Chestnut Wins 5th Hot Dog Eating Contest

Chestnut Wins Annual Hot Dog Eating Competition

While some people know the Fourth of July for its fireworks and patriotism, in the world of competitive eating, there's only one thing that the holiday brings to mind: hot dogs. Every year, Nathan's Famous hosts its annual hot dog eating contest on Coney Island. Joey Chestnut, who has taken the title for the past four years, won again this year, scarfing down 62 hot dogs in 10 minutes.

It was the first time that the competition had male and female categories, and Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas took home the female title after eating 40 hot dogs. Although Chestnut's rival, Takeru Kobayashi, was not allowed to compete in Nathan's Famous contest, he staged a hot dog eating in New York at the exact same time.

Kobayashi claimed a new world record by downing 69 hot dogs. Are you interested in competitive eating?

Image Source: Getty
Around The Web
Join The Conversation
fuzzles fuzzles 5 years
I find the concept revolting. But, to each their own. As a wise person once said, "Opinions are like a$$holes. Everybody has one."
Oatmeal and Double Chocolate Chips Ahoy! Thins Review
Velveeta Stuffed Grilled Cheese
Starbucks Drinks Around the World
Why Is Rotisserie Chicken So Addicting?
How Much Water Is in Shrimp?
Wine Glasses With Straws
Sprinkles Care Bears Cupcakes

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Food
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds