Monday, July 4, 2011


We here at the Blessed are the Geeks blog love the 4th of July. It's one of the few holidays that is grounded in national pride and a love of American history. Today we'd like to celebrate the holiday by sending a shout out to Joey Chestnut, a true American hero who just won his fifth consecutive championship at the annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest. This year he won the title by eating an amazing 62 hot dogs in under ten minutes.

Chestnut is currently ranked as the #1 competitive eater in the world, but he is best known for bringing the Nathan's title back to the US after six long, dark years under Japanese domination. If he wins again next year, he'll tie the record for most wins currently held by Kobayashi. Check back this time in 365 days for an update on this monumental story.

And just in case you think I'm joking, I only kind of am, since I do think Chestnut is a cool guy and I love to see him win.

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