Last year Joey Chestnut set a world record by eating 76 hot dogs in 10 minutes and everyone thought he would set it again this year.
It’s a 4th of July tradition to watch the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. Joey Chestnut was going for his 15th championship. He was on pace to beat his record until a protestor got on the stage and stood in Chestnut’s way. Chestnut choked the protestor and threw him to the ground and continued to scarf dog hot dogs. He didn’t break the record but he still won by 20 hot dogs.