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Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 02/01/2012

The Washington Post vs. the nine-pound cheeseburger

John Wall meets the nine-pound burger from BGR The Burger Joint. (Alex Baldinger - The Washington Post)
This is the story of a nine-pound cheeseburger and the hard-working, burger-loving journalists who attempted to finish it. Some came by simply to gawk at the thing, while others stood solemnly, expressing concern for the well-being of their co-workers.

As of 2:30 p.m. more than half of BGR The Burger Joint’s mammoth creation — which costs $99.99 and tips the scales at more than 15 pounds including toppings and bun — remained. According to BGR, any individual able to down the thing in one sitting doesn’t have to pay for it — monetarily, at least.

If the site seems a bit slow today, you’ll understand why. For more on our adventures with local food challenges, check out the Feb. 17 issue of Weekend.

(Alex Baldinger)

(Alex Baldinger)

(Alex Baldinger)

(Alex Baldinger)

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