Joey Chestnut celebrated the Spirit of 76 on Sunday.
No, not 1776 when the Founding Fathers declared this raucous nation free to celebrate freedom any way the American people pleased.
As in the 76 hot dogs the legendary champion of hot dog eating contests gobbled down during the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest on Sunday.
For those of you keeping score at home, that breaks down to 22,800 calories in 10 minutes, according to the folks at TMZ.
“It’s a staple of New York,” said Valerie Gagnon, 45, of Long Island, who attended the event, according to the New York Post. “This is what Fourth of July is –– it’s American, it’s hot dogs.” more here