Kobayashi refused to compete in the 2010 hot dog eating contest thanks to a contractual problem with Major League Eating. This year he decided to compete unofficially from a rooftop bar in Manhattan wth the contest broadcast on a big screen as the backdrop.
While Chestnut officially won the contest (for the fourth time since 2007), by eating a gut-wrenching 61 hot dogs in 10 minutes, Kobayashi thought he'd beaten Chestnut's world record by consuming 69 frankfurters in the same amount of time.
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Well the "comely man" who was officially counting the meat in Kobayashi's mouth was wrong. The Japanese phenom only ate a 65 foot-longs.
According to Huffington Post the video of Kobayashi below tracks his progress a bit more scientifically.
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