Kobayashi Eats 110 Hot Dogs, Joey Chestnut Not Impressed

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterAugust 28, 2012


There is a battle brewing between two heavyweights of the food world. Kobayashi has thrown down the gauntlet, leaving Joey Chestnut to pick a fight. 

Yes, things are as ridiculous as you can imagine from the world of competitive eating. 

It all begins with the hot-dog-chomping superstar Kobayashi throwing down 110 hot dogs in 10 minutes this past Sunday at the New York State Fair in Syracuse. 

The event was sponsored by Hofmann's, which comes into play in just a second. First the video of one man getting full and other people being entertained by it. 

You should see Juan Uribe snack some time. 

It didn't take long for the other professional overeater to sound off on Twitter. Here is a photo snapshot of a feud that took place between Chestnut and the CEO of Hofmann hot dogs, Frank Zaccanelli, via NBC Sports

Ladies and gentleman, we present Wienergate 2012. 

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Forget Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, because we have two athletes who need to head back to the dinner table and settle this once and for all. 

Or not, I may be good either way. 

However, you fans of men eating copious amounts may be dying to see these two go at it, as Kobayashi bowed out of Major League Eating (a real thing) back in 2009 because of a contract dispute. 

All of this is missing the point, because holy hell, someone ate 110 hot dogs in 10 minutes! Does nobody care about that one important part of this whole story?

I remember I once ate four hot dogs in one sitting, then fell over into a food coma that lasted roughly four days. 

Which brings me to the only point I want to make here. These guys are not human. 

Follow me on Twitter because, like, what the hell, right?

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