Photo by Tien Mao for GothamistHistory went down (one man's throat) at Fulton Ferry Landing when champion eater Takeru Kobayashi broke the world record in meatball eating. How many meatballs can one human eat in one minute? That record was 26 until Kobayashi blasted it to pieces by downing 29.
It was all caught on film too. Check out the video here!
You will get the opportunity to meet him at Japan Society on April 10th at our food-themed festival! And luckily you don't need an appetite as large as Kobayashi's to enjoy everything j-CATION has to offer. ;)