Nathan’s Famous annual hot dog eating contest is set to take place the 4th of July on Coney Island. Joey “Jaws” Chestnut is seeking to set a new world record; he currently holds the world record for eating 68 Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs and Buns in 10 minutes, and he will seek his seventh straight title this year. Sonya Thomas of Alexandria, VA, will defend her title as Female Champion. Last year she consumed 45 Hot Dogs and Buns in 10 minutes, setting a new women’s world record.
It’s a good thing there are no children competing in the hot dog eating contest, though, because then it would take forever: