The Fourth of July kicked off with independence day burgers. Some areas in the United States hold a burger eating contest to celebrate this historic event. In Washington, D.C., a woman bags the grand prize for eating 32 burgers in ten minutes. She made her fifth win in a row last Wednesday. Last year, she also took home the grand prize for eating 27 burgers.
Meanwhile, in the Philippines, a young man holds the world record for eating the most number of hamburgers in one minute. The then 24-year-old Rix Francisco overthrew his fellow Filipino, Kelvin Medina. Francisco devoured five 107-gram burger patties in 60 seconds. Guinness record this burger eating contest on March 30, 2017, in Pasay City, Manila.
Although Medina lost his burger king title, he still holds the record for munching a 12-inch pizza in just 23.62 seconds. Guinness previously awarded the world record to Peter Czerwinski for finishing up four burgers in 60 seconds. Rix Francisco broke that record.
The Guinness Book of World Records is the official publication of such award-giving body. It holds a list of world records of humanity’s outstanding achievements. It is the brainchild of a Sir Hugh Beaver. He established the Guinness World Record in London in August 1954 together with two brothers.