Joey Chestnut will once again look to be crowned champion of Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog-Eating Contest this afternoon, and he’ll also look to break his own world record in the process.
The man put down 76 hot dogs in 10 minutes last year, good enough for his 13th win in 14 years. He bested his previous record of 74 hot dogs, set in 2018.
But that’s not why we’re here.
No, we’re here because once again, the internet remains undefeated in taking a simply disgusting display of human accomplishment and mashing it up with one of the greatest music artists to ever walk the face of the Earth.
I’m talking about Joey Chestnut’s record-setting hot dog performance set to the song “Hurt” by Johnny Cash. It’s painfully disgusting, yet hauntingly beautiful.
I mean, you feel the pain in every single bite…
“Hurt” was originally written by Trent Reznor of the band Nine Inch Nails, however Cash covered it shortly before his death in 2003.
After watching the video Reznor famously said “that song isn’t mine anymore.”