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A cheerleader pats the stomach and applies olive oil to one of the contestants in the Famous Famiglia world championship pizza eating contest in New York City's Times Square, where Joey Chestnut won the $5,000 first prize by eating 45 slices of cheese pizza in 10 minutes. (Joey Chestnut is featured in the book What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets.) Each slice weighed 109 grams (3.84 ounces) and contained 260 calories. In ten minutes Joey consumed 10.81 pounds (4.9 kilograms) of pizza and drank a gallon of water. The pizza contained 11,700 calories.

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A cheerleader pats the stomach and applies olive oil to one of the contestants in the Famous Famiglia world championship pizza eating contest in New York City's Times Square, where Joey Chestnut won the $5,000 first prize by eating 45 slices of cheese pizza in 10 minutes.  (Joey Chestnut is featured in the book What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets.)  Each slice weighed 109 grams (3.84 ounces) and contained 260 calories. In ten minutes Joey consumed 10.81 pounds (4.9 kilograms) of pizza and drank a gallon of water. The pizza contained 11,700 calories.