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A bluefin tuna has been sold for three quarters of a million dollars in Tokyo – smashing the record for world’s most expensive edible fish by almost double.

The bluefin tuna, hailed for making the finest sushi, fetched 56.49 million yen at Tsukiji fish market’s first auction of the year.

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The most expensive dessert ever created has been bought for £22,000 to help celebrate a 60th birthday.

The opulent dessert, boasting real gold leaf, a sparkling diamond and strawberry caviar, has now officially made it into the Guinness World Record books as the world’s most expensive dessert.

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The world’s longest Christmas cake – a 1km-long vanilla flavoured log with a bitter chocolate cover – has been made by 80 cooks in China.

The cake, which measures 1,068 metres (3,504 feet), was created at the Pudong Shangri-la Hotel, the Metro reported.

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She may only weigh a mere 47kg (105lb), but Sonya Thomas sure knows how to scoff her food down!

The 44-year-old Korean, nicknamed ‘The Black Widow’, won the Wild Turkey 81 Eating World Championship held at Times Square, New York on Tuesday after eating 2kg (5lb) of meat in just 10 minutes.

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The world’s most expensive mince pie has gone on display at a shopping centre in London.

The £3,000 mince pie was made using traditional ingredients from recipes dating back to the 17th century.

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A tea made from panda poo doesn’t sound very appetising, but a Chinese businessman has been awarded a patent by the Chinese authorities for his proposal to grow tea using panda faeces as a fertiliser.

Former university lecturer An Yashi, 41, will soon start planting his ‘panda tea’ and is hoping for a Guinness World Record.

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The world’s most expensive dessert has been created, with an eye-popping price tag of £22,000.

Created in the style of a Faberge Easter egg, the extravagant chocolate pudding has broken the world record for most expensive dessert thanks to its list of expensive ingredients which includes gold, champagne caviar and a two-carat diamond.

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Design

We all love coffee in some shape or form, cold or hot, light or dark, and what’s so amazing about it is that there are countless ways to make and enjoy it.

So if you want to go beyond the conventional drip, or are tired of spending too much money on multiple trips to Starbucks (or other local coffee haunt), what is the best thing to do?

Here are some of the most popular and upcoming ways to make the perfect cup.

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Steven Magee has become the first person in the the world to manage to eat the biggest English breakfast on record.

Named ‘The Big One’, the monster breakfast contains a whopping 7,500 calories – three times the recommended daily calorie allowance for an average male – and weighs an incredible three kilos.

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It must be tough in the food industry.  Even though many chefs advocate simplicity, fewer and fresher ingredients and the ‘less is more’ mentality, there is a whole other sector of folk who constantly need to outdo themselves.  Because, after all, who doesn’t want to be remembered as the biggest and baddest to ever find its way into an unsuspecting stomach?

Here are some of our favorite (which sometimes means least appealing) attempts to create something new, when the original was perfectly fine.

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