Eating contest records

Eating contest records, With the Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island set for July 4, we take a look at some of the most impressive eating records on file at the Major League Eating website. Prepare to be amazed — and probably a little disgusted.

Hot dogs
Joey Chestnut is America's pride and joy, holding the record in 25 different Major League Eating contests, including the world-renowned Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island. In 2009, Chestnut wolfed his way into history with a record that still stands, but in 2011 Takeru Kobayashi scarfed down one more hot dog than Chestnut in an unofficial simulcast. Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest,joey chestnut ate 68 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes,

Japan's Takeru Kobayashi is one of the most recognizable sports icons of the 21st century after winning the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest six years in a row. It was considered his contest until Joey Chestnut came along and won in 2007 to end his run. Kobayashi became the current Major League Eating record holder for brats on Aug. 5, 2006. On July 4, 2011, Kobayashi scarfed down enough hot dogs in a simulcast event that beat Joey Chestnut's record. Since it wasn't under the Major League Eating banner, Chestnut's record still stands. takeru kobayashi ate 58 Johnsonville brats in 10 minutes,

Who holds the record for eating Chinese dumplings? A guy named Cookie, of course. Weighing just over 400 pounds, Cookie Jarvis holds more titles than anyone in the world, including his first title of World Ice Cream Eating Champion. cookie jarvis ate 91 Chinese dumplings in eight minutes,

When it comes to pizza, size matters. Richard LeFevre, a retired CPA, holds the record for a 24-incher. For the 16-inch variety, Patrick Bertoletti holds the world mark after winning the Battle at the Big Apple World Pizza Eating Championship in 2008. Richard Lefevre Bacci July 7 1/2 15 minutes, Patrick Deep Dish Bertoletti 47 slices 10 minutes,

7-Eleven Sports Slurpee
Patrick Bertoletti's expertise extends to Slurpees. The eating guru emerged the winner at the 2010 7-Eleven Sports Slurping Time Trials. There is a quote on Bertoletti's Major League Eating profile page that reads, "I believe the children are our future." Indeed. patrick bertoletti slurpee 22 ounce 9 second,

Deep-fried asparagus
Don't worry. It ain't the healthy kind. The record for deep-fried asparagus spear consumption, because we know you were wondering, was set by Joey Chestnut in 2011 at the Stockton Asparagus Fest. Joey Jaws Chestnut asparagus 9 pounds 10 minutes,

Baked beans
This one is sure to gross you out. Don Lerman managed to swallow a whole lot of baked beans to take the world record. According to his Major League Eating profile page, "Fans have been asking for a three-way bean eat-off between Don, Dale Boone and Sonya Thomas in baked beans. Until this happens, the world will not know who is the planet's fastest baked bean eater." Cross your fingers. Don Lerman baked beans,

Blueberry pie
Not your mama's blueberry pie-eating contest. We're talking about the kind where you can't use your hands. Once again, it's Patrick Bertoletti with the record, throwing back enough to take the Stand By Me World Pie-Eating Championship in 2007. Patrick Bertoletti 9.17 pounds in eight minutes,

Another cringe-worthy honor to Don Lerman, who forced down quarter-pound sticks of salted butter to claim the world record. That just sounds horrible. Don Lerman seven sticks five minutes,

Crab cakes
We love crab cakes, and so does Sonya Thomas. The Queen of Queasy kicked dozens of the marine munchies at the Baltimore Waterfront Festival in 2006. Sonya Black Widow Thomas 46 crab cakes 10 minutes,

Yes, grapes! How many of those would it take to make you sick? If you're Cookie Jarvis, the threshold is skewed. He put back enough to take the Smirnoff Twisted V Wild Grape contest in 2005, just one of Jarvis' many crowns. Cookie Jarvis grapes eight pounds, 15 ounces 10 minutes,

There are many subsections of this record depending on the size and brand of burger. Don Lerman holds the record for quarter-pound "Cloud Burgers." Joey Chestnut holds the record for the smaller, slider-size "Krystal Burgers," which he accomplished in 2007. Don Lerman Cloud Burgers 11.25 in 10 minutes, Joey Chestnut Krystal Burgers 103 in eight minutes,

Now we're just getting inappropriate. There can't be many things worse than being forced to eat pure mayonnaise, but don't tell that to Oleg Zhornitskiy. The Ukraine-born competitive eater set a world record for eating the condiment. His best profile-page passage: "He is avid about disco dancing and is known for his attention to fashion." Oleg Zhornitskiy four 32-ounce bowls of mayonnaise in eight minutes, Oleg Zhornitskiy 2,791 grams of fat, which is more than 42 times the recommended daily allowance,

One of the longest-standing records in MLE history is held by Richard LeFevre who gained it in April 2004. The event was called Spamarama. We would all be better off as humans if we attend a Spamarama at some point in life. richard lefevre six pounds of spam in 12 minutes,

Birthday cake
To celebrate his own 21st birthday, Matt Stonie set the record by finishing a 5.5-pound cake in eight minutes, 59 seconds in May 2013. He hails from the same hometown - San Jose, Calif. - as Joey Chestnut. Matt Stonie eats a 5.5-pound cake in 8 minutes, 59 seconds,

It's that superstar Patrick Bertoletti again. This time, the milieu is breakfast food. Bertoletti chomped his way back into the record books in October 2007 and inside no less an authority on the subject than Waffle House. Patrick Bertoletti 29 waffles (eight ounces each) in 10 minutes,

Who doesn't love a good cupcake? Patrick Bertoletti definitely loves them and again threw down the gauntlet and ate his way to a world-record performance at the 2012 Isle Waterloo World Cupcake Eating Championship. This raises the question: What foods won't the competitive eater gorge on? patrick bertoletti ate 72 cupcakes in 6 minutes,

Cow brains
While it's hard to imagine too many folks jumping in line to chase down this record, Takeru Kobayashi must have had some competition to win the record for eating cow brains. Takeru Kobayashi ate 57 cow brains (weighing about 17.7 pounds) in just 15 minutes,

Ever wonder what to do with all those pretty hard-boiled eggs after Easter? They can be consumed. In massive quantities. But not by just anyone. Sonya Thomas, the Black Widow, holds the record after ingesting an amazing number of eggs very quickly. Sonya Thomas ate 65 hard-boiled eggs in just six minutes and 40 seconds,

French fries
Vegetarian Bob Shoudt (who, oddly enough, holds records for beef brisket barbecue sandwiches and roast beef sliders) knows a thing or two about potatoes. He holds the Major League Eating record for eating Curley's french fries at the Curley's Fries Eating Championship on May 31, 2010. Bob Shoudt eating 7.9 pounds of Curley's french fries in 10 minutes,
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