Joey Chestnut celebrates his sixth-straight title in 2012 - Getty Images

Today we celebrate our Independence Day!

Celebrate the fourth of July by watching true patriots eat a lot of hot dogs really fast, drinking cold domestic beer near a body of water, taking naps watching America's pastime and lighting totally legal fireworks bought by some guy on the side of the road.

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Joey Chestnut tried to make you some money

If only we had listened! Did anyone take his advice?

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How many calories are in 69 hot dogs?

Joey Chestnut broke his own record by eating 69 hot dogs in 10 minutes to win his seventh straight Nathan's Hot Dog Eating contest. To put that in scientific terms, he just ate 26,816 calories, nearly 1700% his recommended daily fat intake and 2300% his recommended sodium.

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Oh, gross. Via WolframAlpha

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Joey Chestnut ate record 69 hot dogs for 7th title

Joey Chestnut was able to win his seventh straight championship at the annual Fourth of July hot dog-eating competition.

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Hot dogs, fireworks and the rest of July 4

Dan Rubenstein takes a look at the 2013 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest and the best things about the July 4th holiday.

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How (and why) to watch the hot dog eating contest

We came up with 1,776 reasons you should watch Joey Chestnut go for a record seventh straight win at the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest on our nation's Independence Day, broadcast on ESPN2 at noon.

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How to blow stuff up like an American

With the holiday coming up, we believe a review of necessary fireworks technique and preparation is in order. Noted bootleg living expert Spencer Hall does the work for you, most likely while holding a lit M-80 in one hand and smoking a Black 'n Mild.

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