The Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest is like the Super Bowl of competitive eating. But just like with the NFL, there are other matchups that matter that don’t receive the same fanfare as the big game. Competitors battle over plates of wings, Twinkies, burgers, and all-out T.G.I. Friday’s sampler platters. So, before you watch Joey Chestnut and Matt Stonie attempt a new world hot dog record this Fourth of July, take time to digest some of these numbers. These are a few of the other insane competitive eating records that exist. Now grab the Alka-Seltzer cause it hurts just to look at them.
We calculated approximate calories based on a typical version of the food the competitors consumed. Because of varying sizes, these numbers are just approximations.