64. Joey Chestnut Defeats Kobayashi

Date: 7/4/2007
Key Players: Professional eaters Joey Chestnut and Takeru Kobayashi
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Like watching Tyson get knocked out for the first time, we could hardly believe our eyes when Kobayashi lost the annual hot-dog-eating competition to up-and-comer Chestnut in 2007. Of course, Chestnut is no flash in the pan like Buster Douglas—the Cali-born competitive eater has won three consecutive Nathan's titles and currently holds the world-record: 68 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes. Pause infinity.

YOU AUGHTA KNOW:
Chestnut currently holds no fewer than 18 world records of competitive eating, including those for hamburgers (103 in eight minutes), chicken wings (8.98 pounds in 12 minutes), and pulled-pork sandwiches (45 in ten minutes).