How appropriate that today - the day Americans stuff themselves to the gills - also happens to be competitive eating champion Joey Chestnut's birthday.
Chestnut, 27, is an engineering student as well as the winner of the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest for the past four years. In addition to hot dogs, "Jaws" has won eating contests involving chicken wings, pork ribs, asparagus (?!?) and Krystal burgers (Krystal is the South's version of White Castle).
In honor of his birthday, I plan on consuming Joey Chestnut-worthy amounts of my Stepmom's stuffing loaf today - and my Mom's cornbread dressing on Saturday. With lots of gravy, natch.