Humanity is close to reaching the limit of competitive hotdog eating.



New scientific analysis has revealed that 84 hotdogs in 10 minutes is the ''maximum possible limit for a Usain Bolt-type performance''.

The current world record stands at 75 hotdogs and was set by Joey 'Jaws' Chestnut earlier this month.

James Smoliga, a sports medicine specialist at High Point University in North Carolina, feels that competitive hotdog eating has reached a ''plateau''.

Smoliga said: ''Hotdog eating has definitely reached that second plateau.''

The researcher added that humans can speed eat impressively when compared with other species.

He said: ''Humans are able to eat faster than bears or coyotes.''