Independence Day is a celebration of our nation’s birth as an independent country from England.

Every July 4th, most Americans spend their day with their family and friends, enjoying great food (usually grilled), and then watching or setting off fireworks.

For Joey Chestnut, he spends his holiday in the biggest competition of his sport, the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest.

You may not think competitive eating is a sport, but it is broadcast live on ESPN, a title is given, and it does take a fair amount of preparation and practice to get to the level of the Nathan’s contest.

Make no mistake, Chestnut is good at eating.

No, he may be one of the best eaters on the planet.

Yes, it’s a ridiculous amount of food in a ridiculously short amount of time.

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