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Performers entertain the audience at the Famous Famiglia world championship pizza eating contest in New York City's Times Square before the eating contest by throwing pizza dough in the air. Joey Chestnut won the competition by eating 45 slices of cheese pizza in 10 minutes. 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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Performers entertain the audience at the  Famous Famiglia world championship pizza eating contest in New York City's Times Square before the eating contest by throwing pizza dough in the air. Joey Chestnut won the competition by eating 45 slices of cheese pizza in 10 minutes. 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.