Joey Chestnut Eats 47 Burritos
Maybe there's a special clause in President Obama's health care plan for competitive eaters. Let's hope so, for Joey Chestnut's sake. Chestnut, the competitive eater who won the hot dog title for the fourth year in a row in July, has now won the burrito title.
Chestnut consumed 47 burritos in 10 minutes at the New Mexico State Fair in Albuquerque on Saturday. The previous record was 33 1/2. Chestnut, whose nickname is "Jaws" and who is from San Jose, California, took home winnings of $1,500 along with the title.
The burritos in question were stuffed with beans, beef, and New Mexico green chiles. It was the second annual Garcia's World Burrito Eating Championship.
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