Americans love their hot dogs, especially during the summer. July 4th is a banner day for hot dogs, as millions will be eaten. And many of these dogs will be sucked down in New York's Coney Island at the annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, where reigning champ Joey Chestnut will try for a record seventh straight win. He'll look to improve on last year's performance of 68 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes.
Sonya Thomas will also be looking to defend her title as Female Champion. Last year she ate 45 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes, setting a new women’s world record. The competition airs live on Thursday, July 4th at 1 p.m. (ET) on ESPN. (NathansFamous.com)