US competitive eater Joey Chestnut (C) swallows his last hot dog during the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hotdog eating contest in Coney Island, New York. Chestnut won for the 10th time, eating 72 hotdogs in 10 minutes. Photo: EPA US competitive eater Joey Chestnut (C) swallows his last hot dog during the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hotdog eating contest in Coney Island, New York. Chestnut won for the 10th time, eating 72 hotdogs in 10 minutes. Photo: EPA
US competitive eater Joey Chestnut (C) swallows his last hot dog during the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hotdog eating contest in Coney Island, New York. Chestnut won for the 10th time, eating 72 hotdogs in 10 minutes. Photo: EPA

On July 4, US celebrates life, liberty, and the pursuit of a hot-dog-eating world record

US competitive eater Joey Chestnut (C) swallows his last hot dog during the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hotdog eating contest in Coney Island, New York. Chestnut won for the 10th time, eating 72 hotdogs in 10 minutes. Photo: EPA US competitive eater Joey Chestnut (C) swallows his last hot dog during the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hotdog eating contest in Coney Island, New York. Chestnut won for the 10th time, eating 72 hotdogs in 10 minutes. Photo: EPA
US competitive eater Joey Chestnut (C) swallows his last hot dog during the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hotdog eating contest in Coney Island, New York. Chestnut won for the 10th time, eating 72 hotdogs in 10 minutes. Photo: EPA
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