Not allowing an ongoing dispute with Major League Eating to quell his appetite for competition, 6-time Nathan’s Hot Dog chomping champion Takeru Kobayashi consumed 69 wieners in 10 minutes today atop a midtown Manhattan restaurant, topping the total of reigning Nathan’s champion Joey Chestnut, who ate a mere 62 dogs at roughly the same time (video link swiped from Bob’s Blitz).  Not for the first time, I must suggest that Kobayshi’s achievements have dwarfed those of Michael Jordan, Lance Armstrong and Derek Jeter.