Today they held the annual hot dog eating contest at Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs on Coney Island. I happened to watch it live on local television. Jaws Chestnut won it again but this was the first time I had seen him “perform.” While the other contestants from time to time would wash down their food, Jaws seem to presoak the hot dogs in liquid. I couldnt tell whether it was water, soda or beer. But his success I believe is linked to his stuffing the mushed mess into his mouth without pausing to drink.
Anyway It is raining hard here on the East coast so mostly indoor activites and no local fireworks. Here is Jaw’s biography:

“Joseph Christian “Jaws” Chestnut (born November 25, 1983) is an American competitive eater. The 6-foot-tall (1.8 m), 225-pound (102 kg) competitive eater is currently ranked first[1] in the world by the International Federation of Competitive Eating. He is a Vallejo, California native who currently resides in San Jose, California”.
2009 Champion Joey Chestnut Eats 68 Hot Dogs at Coney Island Hot Dog Eating Contest (July 4, 2009)
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