The world-famous Nathan's International Hot Dog Eating Contest will be held on July 4th with the eyes and stomach of the audience. But some say insiders may hold the key to who is ranked highest in Mother Nature.
The annual Coney Island tradition has been around for decades and has produced fame such as Takeru Kobayashi, Miki Sudo and Joey Chestnut.
Rain, heat waves, and even pandemic threats haven't stopped organizers from lining up hundreds of hot dogs to devour these competitive champions.
Contest representatives say that the annual event shines and rains. However, of course, unless there is a lightning bolt that is not an element that the organizer had to deal with in recent memory. ..
Despite the lack of a major storm system, insiders say that the weather can be more important than what is visible.
Contests held in cool, cool years tend to help fast-eating eaters consume more than humans can imagine.
Last year, it was one of the contests where the temperature was comfortable at 75 degrees Celsius and there was almost no humidity.
It was on this day that Joey Chestnut broke the record by consuming 76 hot dogs and bread in just 10 minutes.
According to insiders, cold temperatures "tend to tighten food, but hot and humid weather puts stress on athletes."
Taking into account a myriad of factors, Las Vegas has set chestnut odds at around 74.5 hot dogs. This means that the 38-year-old falls short of the recent conquest.
On Monday, fast-eating eaters have high-pressure ridges to appreciate the almost sunny skies and high temperatures of the 80's.
The dew point is expected to be in the 1950s. This not only makes the display comfortable, but also makes it available to the busy Grill Master.