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Competitive eater 'Crazy Legs' Conti stretches out his jaws before the Annual Cannoli Eating Contest during the Feast of San Gennaro in Little Italy September 12, 2008 in New York. The competition, sanctioned by the International Federation of Competitive Eating, was won in an upset by newcomer Brad Sciullo, who ate over 20 cannolis at 500 calories apiece. By Chris Hondros/Getty.

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