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Chestnut eats record 191 wings in 12 minutes

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  • Competitive eater Joey Chestnut devours a chicken wing, on his way to eating a record 191 wings in 12 minutes, at the National Buffalo Wing Festival on Sunday in Buffalo, N.Y.

      Competitive eater Joey Chestnut devours a chicken wing, on his way to eating a record 191 wings in 12 minutes, at the National Buffalo Wing Festival on Sunday in Buffalo, N.Y.
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BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Organizers of the National Buffalo Wing Festival say competitive eater Joey Chestnut has devoured a record 191 chicken wings in 12 minutes.

Chestnut set the record Sunday during a wing-eating contest at the annual festival in Buffalo. He beat the old record of 183 wings, set last year by Sonya Thomas, the Black Widow.

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Earlier this year, the San Jose, Calif., resident won his sixth straight Fourth of July hot dog-eating contest at Coney Island with 68 dogs in 10 minutes.

The weekend wing festival in Buffalo also included servings of 100 different styles of wings and live music

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