Saturday, January 5, 2008

That's a lot of dogs, Lou.

I was recently challenged to eat 33 lbs of sushi.  It got me wondering, has anyone eaten 33 lbs of sushi at one time? I don't know. But this year at the Nathan's hot dog eating contest, the title was reclaimed by the Americans after a long run of loosing to the Japanese with an astounding, record-breaking consumption of 62, yes 62 hot dogs with buns, in 12 minutes by Mr. Joey Chestnut.

Fascinated by this topic I've come to learn competitive eating is serious business. Not only are the quantities consumed astounding, the food choices on which the competitions are based are equally interesting. Some records:

8.6 pounds 10 minutes/ Apr. 28, 2007, Joey Chestnut (guess you work your way up to hot dogs)

Cranberry Sauce, Jellied
13.23 lbs, 8 Minutes/Nov. 22, 2007, Juliet Lee

8.5 ounces, 1 minute/ Aug. 8, 2004, Eric Booker

Reindeer Sausage
28, 10 minutes, Dale Boone

7 3/4 pounds, 12 minutes/ Nov. 26, 2003, Sonya Thomas


Anonymous said...

My good friends served Turducken for Christmas this year. People really eat that! Even without a potential money prize in the wings!

Darren said...

Uh, I suppose that picture is of women dressed in wedding dresses competitively eating wedding cake?

I'm just trying to process that.

John Judy said...

I have a goal in life!!!! I can SPANK that onion record EASILY. Hell, I ate half that tonight.... Mayan Sweets are gooooooooooooooooooooood.

33 pounds of sushi?! How long to you have to eat it? A week?