Shocking stats on possible calories consumed by hot dog contest champion, Joey Chestnut

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Joey Chestnut has done it again. He took the title at the 2013 Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest after he practically inhaled 69 hot dogs in 10 minutes' time. 

The frank-eating feat makes Chestnut the champion of seven Coney Island competitions. It also means he broke the previous world record of downing 68 dog/bun combos in the 10 minute time crunch- which he set in 2009.

With stats like that, it's safe to say his nickname,"Jaws" could not be better-suited. However, here are some other stats about Jaws that may just have your jaws dropping...

According Nathan's Famous Nutrition Information chart from March of 2013, one of their skinless hot dogs contains 460 calories. 

We crunched some numbers and found that at 69 servings, this hot dog heavyweight likely consumed a total of 31,740 calories! 

I repeat- that's 31,740 calories in ten minutes, and more than half of them were from fat. The chart shows there are 280 calories from fat in one frank. Simple math says 69 franks contain 19,320.

Here are some other heart-stopping (hopefully not literally) stats:

Grams of fat:

  • One hot dog: 32 g; 69 hot dogs: 2,208 g

Sodium:

  • One hot dog: 1,180 mg; 69 hot dogs: 81,420 mg 
Carbohydrates:

  • One hot dog: 25 g; 69 hot dogs: 1,725 g

If the contest provides participants with the Nathan's Famous "Natural-Casing" hot dogs, we could cut the health facts above in half:

Calories:

  • One hot dog: 290; 69 hot dogs: 20,010

Calories from fat:

  • One hot dog: 150; 69 hot dogs: 10,350

Grams of fat:

  • One hot dog: 17 g; 69 hot dogs: 1,173 g

Sodium:

  • One hot dog: 710 mg; 69 hot dogs: 49,990 mg

Carbohydrates

  • One hot dog: 24 g; 69 hot dogs: 1,656

*The Nathan's Famous Nutritional Information chart contains a few versions of their skinless hot dogs. Numbers may vary based on which type of hot dog was served*

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