Eater X Downs 50!

One hot dog for every state in the nation. One hot dog for every card in a deck. One hot dog for every way to leave your lover.

Eater X eats 50 HDBs at the Nathan's qualifier in Hartford, CT, earning a seat at the table on July 4 while matching the 2001 world-record-setting performance by Takeru Kobayashi -- but in 10 minutes instead of 12.

X was on fire throughout the event and easily led the pack, which included Badlands Booker, who performed a new single for the standing-room-only crowd before eating 27.5 HDBs to place second. Russ Keeler took third with 19.5 HDBs.