What is it about watching other people over indulge? It's like a train wreck and we all say something like this "There's no way I could possible eat that many hot dogs at one time with out puking"
What's your record? Mine is 3 when I was really hungry. But I was not competing and at the end I was full. So there's something special about these people who 'competitively eat'. Are they crazy, inspired, competitive or just a little different. Whatever it is you can bet Tom Owens won't be eating 72 hot dogs at one time.