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Other 198 940 Eating contest records 31839230 Eat your heart out Eat+your+heart+out Other

With the Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island set for July 4, we take a look at some of the most impressive eating records on file at the Major League Eating website. Prepare to be amazed — and probably a little disgusted.

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Other 198 940 Eating contest records 29945838 Hot dogs Hot+dogs Other

Joey Chestnut is America's pride and joy, holding the record in 25 different Major League Eating contests, including the world-renowned Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island. In 2009, Chestnut wolfed his way into history with a record that still stands, but in 2011 Takeru Kobayashi scarfed down one more hot dog than Chestnut in an unofficial simulcast.

 

Bing: How many hot dogs did he eat for the record?
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Find: Watch videos of Chestnut eating hot dogs

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Other 198 940 Eating contest records 29945839 Brats Brats Other

Japan's Takeru Kobayashi is one of the most recognizable sports icons of the 21st century after winning the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest six years in a row. It was considered his contest until Joey Chestnut came along and won in 2007 to end his run. Kobayashi became the current Major League Eating record holder for brats on Aug. 5, 2006. On July 4, 2011, Kobayashi scarfed down enough hot dogs in a simulcast event that beat Joey Chestnut's record. Since it wasn't under the Major League Eating banner, Chestnut's record still stands.

 

Bing: How many brats did Kobayashi eat?
Search: Watch him "beat" Chestnut's record
Find: See photos of Kobayashi

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Other 198 940 Eating contest records 29938996 Dumplings Dumplings Other

Who holds the record for eating Chinese dumplings? A guy named Cookie, of course. Weighing just over 400 pounds, Cookie Jarvis holds more titles than anyone in the world, including his first title of World Ice Cream Eating Champion.

 

Bing: How much did he eat, how fast to gain that status?
Search: Watch him take on a stack of corn on the cob
Find: More photos of Jarvis

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Other 198 940 Eating contest records 31839228 Pizza Pizza Other

When it comes to pizza, size matters. Richard LeFevre, a retired CPA, holds the record for a 24-incher. For the 16-inch variety, Patrick Bertoletti holds the world mark after winning the Battle at the Big Apple World Pizza Eating Championship in 2008.

 

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Other 198 940 Eating contest records 31840180 7-Eleven Sports Slurpee 7-Eleven+Sports+Slurpee Other

Patrick Bertoletti's expertise extends to Slurpees. The eating guru emerged the winner at the 2010 7-Eleven Sports Slurping Time Trials. There is a quote on Bertoletti's Major League Eating profile page that reads, "I believe the children are our future." Indeed.

 

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Other 198 940 Eating contest records 31839229 Deep-fried asparagus Deep-fried+asparagus Other

Don't worry. It ain't the healthy kind. The record for deep-fried asparagus spear consumption, because we know you were wondering, was set by Joey Chestnut in 2011 at the Stockton Asparagus Fest.

 

Bing: How much did Joey Chestnut eat, how fast to gain that status?
Search: Watch him vie with other asparagus eaters
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Other 198 940 Eating contest records 31839227 Baked beans Baked+beans Other

This one is sure to gross you out. Don Lerman managed to swallow a whole lot of baked beans to take the world record. According to his Major League Eating profile page, "Fans have been asking for a three-way bean eat-off between Don, Dale Boone and Sonya Thomas in baked beans. Until this happens, the world will not know who is the planet's fastest baked bean eater." Cross your fingers.

 

Bing: How much did Don Lerman eat, how fast to gain that status?
Search: Watch him inhale baked beans
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Other 198 940 Eating contest records 31839232 Blueberry pie Blueberry+pie Other

Not your mama's blueberry pie-eating contest. We're talking about the kind where you can't use your hands. Once again, it's Patrick Bertoletti with the record, throwing back enough to take the Stand By Me World Pie-Eating Championship in 2007.

 

Bing: How much did Patrick Bertoletti eat, how fast to gain that status?
Search: See blueberry pie eating contests
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Other 198 940 Eating contest records 31839235 Butter Butter Other

Another cringe-worthy honor to Don Lerman, who forced down quarter-pound sticks of salted butter to claim the world record. That just sounds horrible.

 

Bing: How much did Don Lerman eat, how fast to gain that status?
Search: Watch Lerman down piles of food
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Other 198 940 Eating contest records 31839233 Crab cakes Crab+cakes Other

We love crab cakes, and so does Sonya Thomas. The Queen of Queasy kicked dozens of the marine munchies at the Baltimore Waterfront Festival in 2006.

 

Bing: How much did Sonya Thomas eat, how fast to gain that status?
Search: Watch Thomas down piles of food
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Other 198 940 Eating contest records 31839234 Grapes Grapes Other

Yes, grapes! How many of those would it take to make you sick? If you're Cookie Jarvis, the threshold is skewed. He put back enough to take the Smirnoff Twisted V Wild Grape contest in 2005, just one of Jarvis' many crowns.

 

Bing: How much did Cookie Jarvis eat, how fast to gain that status?
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Other 198 940 Eating contest records 31839236 Hamburgers Hamburgers Other

There are many subsections of this record depending on the size and brand of burger. Don Lerman holds the record for quarter-pound "Cloud Burgers." Joey Chestnut holds the record for the smaller, slider-size "Krystal Burgers," which he accomplished in 2007.

 

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Other 198 940 Eating contest records 31840181 Mayonnaise Mayonnaise Other

Now we're just getting inappropriate. There can't be many things worse than being forced to eat pure mayonnaise, but don't tell that to Oleg Zhornitskiy. The Ukraine-born competitive eater set a world record for eating the condiment. His best profile-page passage: "He is avid about disco dancing and is known for his attention to fashion."

 

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Other 198 940 Eating contest records 31839237 Spam Spam Other

One of the longest-standing records in MLE history is held by Richard LeFevre who gained it in April 2004. The event was called Spamarama. We would all be better off as humans if we attend a Spamarama at some point in life.

 

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Other 198 940 Eating contest records 29945840 Birthday cake Birthday+cake Other

To celebrate his own 21st birthday, Matt Stonie set the record by finishing a 5.5-pound cake in eight minutes, 59 seconds in May 2013. He hails from the same hometown - San Jose, Calif. - as Joey Chestnut.

 

Bing: How much birthday cake did Stonie eat?
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Find: Check out photos of the competitive eater

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Other 198 940 Eating contest records 31840182 Waffles Waffles Other

It's that superstar Patrick Bertoletti again. This time, the milieu is breakfast food. Bertoletti chomped his way back into the record books in October 2007 and inside no less an authority on the subject than Waffle House.

 

Bing: How many waffles did Bertoletti eat?
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Other 198 940 Eating contest records 29938995 Cupcakes Cupcakes Other

Who doesn't love a good cupcake? Patrick Bertoletti definitely loves them and again threw down the gauntlet and ate his way to a world-record performance at the 2012 Isle Waterloo World Cupcake Eating Championship. This raises the question: What foods won't the competitive eater gorge on?

 

Bing: How many cupcakes did Bertoletti eat?
Search: Watch videos of cupcake eating contests
Find: What are the rules in a cupcake eating contest?

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Other 198 940 Eating contest records 29945843 Cow brains Cow+brains Other

While it's hard to imagine too many folks jumping in line to chase down this record, Takeru Kobayashi must have had some competition to win the record for eating cow brains.

 

Bing: How many cow brains did Kobayashi chow down?
Search: Check out photos of cow brain dishes
Find: What is the Kobayashi Shake?

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Other 198 940 Eating contest records 29945841 Eggs Eggs Other

Ever wonder what to do with all those pretty hard-boiled eggs after Easter? They can be consumed. In massive quantities. But not by just anyone. Sonya Thomas, the Black Widow, holds the record after ingesting an amazing number of eggs very quickly.

 

Bing: How many eggs did Thomas eat?
Search: Watch her breaking the record
Find: She's also amazing at eating jalapeños

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Other 198 940 Eating contest records 29948091 French fries French+fries Other

Vegetarian Bob Shoudt (who, oddly enough, holds records for beef brisket barbecue sandwiches and roast beef sliders) knows a thing or two about potatoes. He holds the Major League Eating record for eating Curley's french fries at the Curley's Fries Eating Championship on May 31, 2010.

 

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