Joey Chestnut and Nathans Hot Dog Eating Contest

Happy Independence Day, Happy 4th of July or maybe just Happy 241st Birthday, but either way it will be a day of celebrations across the Country! Fireworks, fairs, carnivals and barbecues have all become synonymous with this national holiday, but nothing can quite compare to Nathans Hot Dog Eating Contest! Nothing says Independence Day quite like watching 20 men and women choking down frankfurters until they almost literally explode! This year the 10 time champion Joey “Jaws” Chestnut set a new World Record with inhaling 72 hot dogs in 10 minutes. Yes, you read that correctly 72 HOT DOGS! To help put that in perspective here is a dietary breakdown.

Calories: 20,160
Fat: 1,296 g
Cholesterol: 2,160 mg
Sodium: 56,160 mg
Protein: 720 g

Mr. Chestnut consumed the average 30 year old males’ weekly intake of calories in 10 minutes! Think he might skip dinner tonight? Just in case the dietary breakdown didn’t put it into perspective, let’s break down it down a bit more. If you were to line up 72 hot dogs end to end the length would measure 36 feet! 36 feet is just about the height of a 3 storey building!

Whether you’re celebrating with a salad or 72 hot dogs, from everyone at CCI we’d like to wish you all a happy and safe 4th of July!

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