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What if you really ate 50 eggs like in 'Cool Hand Luke'?

What if you really ate 50 eggs like in 'Cool Hand Luke'?

Eating 50 eggs isn't impossible. Learn what would really happen if you ate 50 eggs in an hour like in 'Cool Hand Luke' at HowStuffWorks.


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