The Washington Times - December 22, 2008, 06:49AM

A 23-year-old mechanical engineering student ate 7 pounds of latkes in 8 minutes at a deli in Long Island, N.Y., the AP is reporting.

He was hungry and double-parked.

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The eating feat occurred as part of a contest. The winner, Peter Czerwinski, said he had never eaten a latke before the contest in which he downed 46 of the potato pancakes.

Not bad for a beginner.