Every 4th of July Coney Island hosts the super bowl of competitive eating. The Nathans International Hotdog Eating Contest pits 15 of the world’s top eaters, that would be an odd title to have, against each other. People actually gather in large crowds to watch the eaters cram as many sloshed up hot dogs into their mouths as possible. The pictures from the event are exactly what you would expect them to be. The winner of the prestigious contest managed to inhale 50 hot dogs in one sitting, how is that even humanly possible?
The man who finished second with 26 hot dogs even has an awesome competitive eating nickname. His name is Eric “Badlands” Booker. He stands a towering six foot, five inches and weighs in at a compelling 400 pounds. You know when you say, that guy looks like a linebacker or he looks like a basketball player? Well, this guy looks exactly how you would expect a competitive eater to look. Booker is the holder of numerous records in Major League Eating (yeah, unfortunately, that is a thing).
Some records held by Booker include 49 doughnuts in eight minutes, four pounds of corned beef in two minutes and two pounds of chocolate in six minutes.