July 4th is coming up and the eating fest is just about to begin. Joey Chestnut is hoping to continue his glory at the Nathan's competition on Sunday.
He holds several records in the sport, but some are just plain disgusting. Others just make you want to vomit by hearing the name of the food.
Here are the worst of the worst...
Don Lerman set this record a while ago and I don't think anyone has been able to look at him the same way ever since. The record stands at:
Seven quarter-pound sticks of salted butter in five minutes.
Eating one stick of butter is disgusting. I don't think anyone can down a stick of butter and call it a meal.
Don Lerman was able to eat seven QUARTER-POUND sticks of butter. That's terrible!
Oleg Zhornitskiy has lost several competitions in the past few years. He got off to a great start in his competitive eating career, but has been a failure ever since.
He does have a group of supporters that firmly believe he should be ranked among the top of the world's competitors.
The record for mayonnaise currently stands at:
Four 32-ounce bowls of mayonnaise in eight minutes.
That is the only record Zhornitskiy holds. It is sad to say that record may be the pride and joy of his career.
Joe Chestnut is a legend in the sport of competitive eating. The man has won the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest several times and broken records in the process.
Chestnut also has made history when it comes to Krystal burgers.
The record stands at:
103 Krystal Burgers in eight minutes/Oct. 28, 2007.
I cannot believe that a human can withhold that much hamburger in his body. Add hot dogs from the past and other odd foods that contribute to a gut. This may be one of the most unbreakable records in this sport.
It was done by a legend and I don't see many legends in sight for the sport.
Whoever is a fan of fruitcake might have a problem. Fruitcake is fine every once in a while, in which I mean like during Christmas and that is it.
Sonya Thomas holds the record for the most amount of fruitcake consumed in 10 minutes. I can't see her competing against anybody in a competition for such a record.
Fruitcake: four pounds, 14 1/4 ounces of Wegmans Fruitcake / 10 minutes/ Dec. 30, 2003
The record stands since 2003, so my guess is that nobody has decided to fight for that title. This may be one that Thomas will have forever due to the fact it is very disgusting.
Eric Booker is one of the heaviest and oldest competitors. He may not be the best, but he is in the Top 20 (and even in the Top 10 for Bleacher Report). I can see this man just downing doughnuts for fun at home.
Doughnuts: 49 glazed doughnuts / eight minutes/Oct. 2, 2002
The record has been around since 2002, which could possibly mean that it will be very difficult to take down Booker. He is the King of Doughnuts!
Cheesecake can leave a rough mark on a person's stomach after eating too much. There are so many forms of dairy involved in the making. Too much dairy = a very bad tummy ache.
But apparently, once again Sonya Thomas is a monster when it comes to cheesecake. This record belongs in her "almost perfect" season in 2004. She had won the Rookie of the Year award the year before and was only getting better.
Here is her performance from 2004: Cheesecake: 11 pounds Downtown Atlantic Cheesecake / Nine minutes/ Sept. 26, 2004
SPAM is just disgusting to look at. SPAM may be one of the worst things that has ever hit the earth's food chain. It is like a mystery meat.
When looking at it, you wonder whether every ingredient is included on the list. Look at that bar of SPAM in the photo. It looks solid.
Imagine penetrating that with your teeth and salivary glands. This is just disgusting to imagine. That is why we give props to 65-year-old Dick LeFevre for being able to eat such a thing.
Here is the record: SPAM: six pounds of SPAM from the can/ SPAMARAMA / 12 minutes/ Apr. 3, 2004
Corn is one of those foods that the human body cannot fully digest. It tends to make cameos in the toilet, when someone decides "to take the Browns to the Super Bowl" (for lack of a better phrase—it is a sports site).
Imagine winning this competition and the next day hitting the bathroom for hours. The day after is what makes this contest so disgusting. It is hard for the body to digest such a nice piece of food.
The record stands at 46 ears sweet corn/ Sweet Corn Fiesta in 12 minutes/ Apr. 25, 2010
Lets just say that the winner made Octomom's work look easy. Labor (aka birth)
Russian dumplings just look disgusting. They have odd names and ingredients.
If you ever crave unleavened dough, minced meat, mushrooms, and turnips...at the same time, pelmeni is just for you.
Pelmeni: 274 Russian dumplings / six minutes
Dale Boone holds the record and has not been too successful in the sport. He has been controversial. That is what he gets...
Did you seriously think Kobayashi would not make the list? He tops it with his record for cow brains. Picture human brains, but smaller and cooked a bit. Mmmm...makes you hungry, right? '
Didn't think so. This is one of the worst meals ever thought of on earth. Kobayashi earns points for being courageous for taking this challenge and props for winning it.
Here is the final record for the cow brains...
Cow Brains - 57 (17.7 pounds) in 15 minutes
Still hungry after this presentation? How's your appetite? Let me hear it in the comments.
Want to read up a bit more on competitive eating? Check out some of the top eaters in the sport and watch some videos of them in action, here on Bleacher Report.
Bleacher Report's Top 10 Oddest Competitive Eaters (With Video)
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