Takeru Kobayashi

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holds several records, including four Guinness Records, for eating hot dogs, meatballs, Twinkies, hamburgers, and pasta.

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TakeruKobayashi837 karma

Thank you. I may not be gay, but I believe in supporting all people and all communities.

TakeruKobayashi617 karma

Not that there is anything wrong with that.

TakeruKobayashi406 karma

Since I am preparing for Wing Bowl in Philadelphia, how about a cheesesteak? 10 of them.

TakeruKobayashi327 karma

Only on July 4.

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We'll transcribe after we are done answering, but here is the first set of questions. Answers can be found here.

qyll: You're on a death row and about to be executed. What's your last meal?

Mr_A 999: How long does it take to recover from an event? Do you digest all the food… If you do digest, I imagine its not very comfortable, so how long does it take to return your body to an equilibrium?

myth1n: What was the hardest item you've had to eat in a contest thus far? (hard meaning difficult, not physically hard).

HideousInfant: How much does flavor impact your performance? Is there any food that you have difficulty eating due to your distaste for it?

Follow up on taste and texture…

Itzslim: How do you prepare for a competition? Is it better to eat a lot before hand, or to practically starve?

Firstinthesea: Do you regret being arrested? Do you have any hard feelings towards Nathan's and how they treated you before and after your arrest? And what upcoming events are you training for (if there are any coming up)?

TakeruKobayashi251 karma

Thank you for this.

TakeruKobayashi251 karma

I will answer bowel movement questions in next video.

TakeruKobayashi202 karma

Basic mustard and ketchup. It's not just for the taste, but it's so pop looking having the red and yellow stripe on it.

TakeruKobayashi185 karma

Are you from Philly? I will be there training at the end of the month. I am always looking for local challenges - food and people!

TakeruKobayashi173 karma

I was actually a star on television in Japan due to the talent and I got ranked as the top most popular guy in a Japansese magazine. So maybe due to the popularity of being a competitive eater. Frm my experience competitive eaters arent horribly thought of by women.