Contestants bite into pizza record at Big Apple in Fort Pierce

According to a news report from, “A full day of pizza eating took place on Saturday as an apparent new world record was established at the Battle at the Big Apple World Pizza Eating Championship.”

“Chicago resident Patrick “Deep Dish” Bertoletti, 23, ate 47 slices of pizza in 10 minutes at the Big Apple Pizza and Pasta restaurant,” said the story. “It was like a blood bath,” said Dawn Van Duzer, who was at the event as an assistant to one of the contestants.”

“Hundreds of people watch Bertoletti as he pounded his fist into the pizza pie, squished up as many slices of pizza as he could in one hand and shoved it into his mouth,” according to the article. “About nine pounds of dough, not including cheese and sauce, filled Bertoletti’s stomach during the event.”

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