In New York, Mayor Michael Bloomberg presided on July 4 over the annual Coney Island Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest, at which winner Joey Chestnut scarfed down 69 hot dogs. Sonya Thomas, known as the “Black Widow,” swallowed 37 hot dogs.
Chestnut’s eating amounted to some 20,010 calories, 1,173 g of fat, 48,990 mg of sodium, and 759 g of protein in ten minutes, according to ESPN Sports Business Reporter Darren Rovell. Michael Bloomberg has attempted to curb New Yorkers’ appetites by limiting transfats and drink cup size within the city limits.
Ben Shapiro is Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News and author of the New York Times bestseller “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America” (Threshold Editions, January 8, 2013).