Redefining the world of competitive eating, 23 year-old Takeru Kobayashi of Japan stunned spectators and competitors alike when he managed to wolf down an incredible 50 hot dogs in only 12 minutes at the 86th annual Nathan’s Fourth of July hot dog eating contest at Coney Island, N.Y. Tipping the scale at a mere 131 pounds, Kobayashi obliterated the previous record of 25 hot dogs, having passed that mark in just five minutes, 13 seconds. While posing for cameras after the contest, the champ polished off another two dogs for dessert.