How Many Hot Dogs Can A Person Eat? 84. Really.

It’s a question you have probably asked yourself…. especially after watching Hot Dog Eating Champ Joey Chestnut win another hot dog eating contest. “How many hot dogs can one human eat anyway?!”

Well science has decided to chime in – Using mathematical modeling, researchers analyzed 39 years of data from the annual Nathan’s Famous Coney Island Hot Dog Eating Contest and then calculated the maximum number of hot dogs one person could  eat during the contest’s 10-minute duration. 

The answer? Wait for it…. 84. Now, that’s a lot of darn hot dogs! Mad respect Joey Chestnut, I guess it’s always good to be the best at something! 

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