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World Record Set at Orlando's Chili Cook-Off

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Recently the city of Orlando hosted their 5th annual chili cook-off and after it was all over, a new world record was set.

There are many diehard chili fans from all over the world. Recently the city of Orlando hosted their 5th annual chili cook-off and after it was all over, a new world record was set.

Roughly 75 competitors from around the country arrived at Festival Park to show off their favorite recipes and raise money for Special Olympics Florida. While some visitors just sampled the spicy offerings, 15 competitive eaters wanted to shove as much chili in their mouths as quickly as humanly possible.

That aspect of the cook-off was called the World Chili Eating Challenge. A few well known eaters took part in the event including Joey Chestnut and Matt Stonie. Sonya "Black Widow" Thomas, the highest ranking female, also took part in the challenge.

While each of the participants gave it all they had, Chestnut was the one who landed the world record. In the short time span of six minutes, he ate 2.125 gallons of chili.

Adding to the event’s success, the organizers raised about $200,000 for Special Olympics Florida.

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