USA! USA! USA! In case you haven’t heard, there’s a new hot dog eating champion in town and he’s from California. Yes, Joey Chestnut broke Takeru Kobayashi’s six year winning streak at yesterday’s Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. Chestnut consumed a whopping 66 hot dogs in twelve minutes, breaking the previous world record (which he himself had set earlier in the week) of 59.5 hot dogs. Take a moment to contemplate that. 66 hot dogs in TWELVE MINUTES. That is five and a half hot dogs per minute. Insane! Kobayashi, in spite of his bout of jaw arthritis downed 63 dogs at the final count. Why do we say the final count? Well, maybe you should just watch the video for yourself. Warning: it’s not for the faint of heart or stomach, Paris Hilton is invoked, and it contains a truly stunning amount of hyperbole.