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Joey Chestnut Wins Chili Competition in 6 Gross Minutes

Joey "The Jaws" Chestnut wins with 2 gallons eaten in six minutes.
Joey "The Jaws" Chestnut wins with 2 gallons eaten in six minutes.

[Photos: Amy McKeever/Eater.com]

This weekend marked the return of the Taste of DC to Pennsylvania Avenue, as represented by a mass of Occupy DC protesters spread out across Freedom Plaza, a middling selection of tastings and a Major League World Chili Eating Championship presented by Ben's Chili Bowl. Renowned eater Joey Chestnut easily broke the world record of chili consumption by downing two gallons in six minutes. There were painful expressions, lots of napkins used post-competition and bad jokes told by the emcee — who claimed the competitive eaters would be heading to the White House next to eat all of Michelle Obama's kitchen garden "down to the last lonely radish." For sufficient gross-outs, please see the gallery above.

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