When it comes to overindulging, nobody in America does it like the hot dog eating king.
Joey Chestnut once again wrote his name in the record books over the weekend. The defending champion of the annual Coney Island-based hot dog eating contest wolfed down two gallons of chili in six minutes -- a new world record!
Chesnut, 27, earned $3,000 and one heck of a stomachache for his overeating talents, according to WTOP radio. The pride of San Jose, Calif., traveled to the Taste of D.C. to take home the World Chili Eating Championship.
The 6-foot, 230-pound eating legend downed 62 hot dogs in 10 minutes to win his fifth straight Nathan's International Hot Dog Eating Contest on July 4 in New York.
It's hard to believe putting away that much chili could be a disappointment, but Chestnut was expecting to eat closer to three gallons of the spicy stew.
Eater X and Notorious B.O.B Shoudt consumed 1.5 gallons of Ben's Chili Bowl to tie for second place -- giving new meaning to the term "first loser."
Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas finished fourth after stuffing her face with 1.25 gallons of chili pepper and meat.
More than 30 gallons of chili was prepared for Sunday's contest. Strict rules forced competitors to use spoons during the food combat.