Competitive eating champ Kobayashi takes on hamster in hot dog contest; cuteness wins
Looks like competitive eating legend Takeru Kobayashi has met his match.
The world-record eater went bite-for-bite with what may be his smallest and furriest competitior, challenging a tiny adorable hamster named Bogart to a hot dog eating duel.
But what Bogart lacked in size and stomach space, the hamster more than made up in speed. While his bun-soak technique has helped Kobayashi win six competitive yellow mustard belt titles at Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating competition, the 36-year-old chowhound proved no match for Bogart’s hamster-ized hot dogs and machine-gun pace.
Check out the dramatic video of the contest below:
But there were no sour grapes for Kobayashi. Clearly, there was nothing but respect for the victor after the competition:
No worries- I didn't eat Bogart for winning, after the HD-eating challenge. We became friends!! pic.twitter.com/NgY9pXqhEe
— Takeru Kobayashi (@FReeKobi0704) September 16, 2014
— Takeru Kobayashi (@FReeKobi0704) September 17, 2014
Can’t wait to see Bogart take on Joey Chestnut next.
H/t Extra Mustard.