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Spreading gluttony across the globe

Posted: Sunday, September 30, 2012 12:00 am

Eight pounds of baked beans in less than two minutes. Five pounds of birthday cake in 11 minutes. Six pounds of Spam in 12 minutes. Fifty-three soft tacos in 15 minutes.

Welcome to the world of competitive eating, a somewhat freakish spectacle where competitors gorge themselves on enormous amounts of food while spectators cheer wildly at what would otherwise be considered disgusting gluttony.

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