What’s the Fourth of July without the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest? The champion eaters weighed in yesterday in New York. Competitors will have to bring their “a” chewing game in order to knock off the champs. On the men’s side, Joey Chestnut holds the record of 68 hot dogs and buns. And for the women, Sonya “the black widow” Thomas holds the record of 45 hot dogs and buns. This is video from last year’s event. The womens’s contest already started and the men get underway shortly on Coney Island.