Joey Chestnut, at a chicken wing eating competition in Philly
I like New Mexico. I love burritos. And I think that green chile ought to have its own space on the Food Pyramid. But you put those three things together, and what do you get? A New Mexico State Fair burrito eating competition in which Joey Chestnut--a man who has already won the Nathan's Hot Dog eating contest (four times, with his best showing being 68 hot dogs and buns in 12 minutes), a deep-fried asparagus eating contest (6.3 pounds in eleven-and-a-half minutes), Wing Bowl XVI (where he ate 241 chicken wings in 30 minutes) and once ate ten-and-a-half pounds of macaroni and cheese in 7 minutes during halftime of a lacrosse game--set a new world's record by putting away 47 bean, cheese and green chile burritos in 10 minutes.
This feat obliterated the former record by 13.5 burritos, earned Chestnut the win, a large burrito hat and $1500. Not mentioned, how much of a bonus was paid to the housekeeper who had to clean his hotel bathroom the next morning.
We've got a video of Chestnut doing his thing after the jump. A word of warning, though: if you;re as grossed out by competitive eating as I am, you might not want to eat before watching.