Hot Dog Eating Contest By The Numbers

The Nathan’s annual Hot Dog Eating Contest takes place on July 4th on Coney Island in New York. has determined that eating 70 hot dogs would mean consuming 19,600 calories, 1,225 grams of fat, 61,250 milligrams of sodium, 1,470 grams of carbohydrates and 630 grams of protein.

The USDA says the average male should eat between 2,000 and 2,500 calories per day, while the average woman should eat between 1,800 and 2,300 calories each day..

The National Cholesterol Education Program says the average human being should eat less than 200mg of cholesterol a day. If you were to tie Joey’s record your cholesterol intake would be 2,436mg of cholesterol.