Loosen up that belt

In the world of competitive eating, one is certainly never enough. In the latest contest held by the International Federation of Competitive Eating, Joey Chestnut, a 22-year-old 230-pounder from San Jose, ate 47 cheese sandwiches, breaking the record. He also holds the record for deep-fried asparagus (6 1/4 pounds), waffles (18 1/2) and pork ribs (5 1/2 pounds). He’s currently ranked No. 3 on the circuit and is looking to best five-time winner Takeru Kobayashi at the hot-dog-eating showdown July 4 in New York. If you want to try to out-eat these guys, you’re going to have to start practicing. Here are some records to try to beat:

Category, Amount consumed, Time given
Cheese sandwiches, 47, 10 minutes
Baked beans, 6 pounds, 1 minute, 48 seconds
Salted butter, 7 quarter-pound sticks, 5 minutes
Rice balls, 20 pounds, 30 minutes
Oysters, 46 dozen, 10 minutes
Mayonnaise, 4 32-ounce bowls, 8 minutes
Hot dogs w/ buns, 53 1/2, 12 minutes
Cow brains, 57, 15 minutes
Cheesecake, 11 pounds, 9 minutes
Pickled beef tongue, 3 pounds, 3 ounces, 12 minutes
Chocolate candy bars, 2 pounds, 6 minutes
Glazed doughnuts, 49, 8 minutes
Baseball-sized matzo balls, 21, 5 minutes, 25 seconds