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From left: Takeru Kobayashi photo from Wikipedia; fruitcake drawing from richardmasoner on Flickr

Have you ever actually seen someone eat a fruitcake? Want to make up for lost time and watch professional eater Takeru Kobayashi stuff as many as he can into his mouth over ten minutes? The man already holds records for hot dogs, noodles, rice, and cow brains, but it'd be nice to hang the fruitcake medal over the mantel.

Kobayashi will attempt to beat the current fruitcake record-holder Sonya "the Black Widow" Thomas, who ate 4 pounds 14.25 ounces in 10 minutes in 2001. Watch on Friday, December 26 at 11 a.m. at the plaza of Madison Square Garden, 34th Street and Seventh Avenue, Manhattan (map). [via City Room]

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