Kobayashi Sets World Grilled Cheese Record At SXSW

The most acclaimed competitive eater in the world faced off against the most delicious lunchroom staple today at SXSW. A new world record of 13 sandwiches in one minute was set.

How many grilled cheese sandwiches can Japanese competitive eating champion Takeru Kobayashi put away in one minute? A whole lot more than some random volunteer from SXSW that he trounced like a hot dog bun soaked in lemonade on the 4th of July.

I spoke to Dan Rolland, founder of RecordSetters, a site dedicated to cataloging weird world records. Mr. Rolland happens to also hold the record for most bananas shoved into a pair of pants while still wearing said pants. Mr. Rolland said of Kobayashi, "certainly in the culinary realm, he's my number one record-setter of all time."

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