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    Crumbs Finds Out Its Eyes Were Bigger Than Its Stomach (Though A Citigroup Trader Could’ve Told Them That)

    On June 24, 2011, a trader at Citigroup took on an extremely bold challenge: to finish, and keep down, a Crumbs Colossal Cupcake, within a 35 minute time limit. For those unfamiliar with the Crumbs’s menu, a standard, regulation-size cupcake contains about 3 metric tons of sugar. The Colossal Cupcake? “…towers at about six and […]

    / Jul 8, 2014 at 2:29 PM
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    Confidential To The Treasury: You Can Still Turn This Day Around

    As we mentioned two seconds ago, today is Tim Geithner’s birthday, and a big one at that. The Treasury Secretary turns 50, and on a day when he’s away from his family, being held against his will, watching the market drive off a cliff, a drop for which he’ll probably be blamed, this is what […]

    / Aug 18, 2011 at 2:37 PM
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    Colossal Cupcake Gets The Better Of Citi Trader

    On several occasions around these parts, we’ve had discussions about what constitutes a worthy food eating challenge. And, more to the point, what constitutes a food eating challenge worth covering. To understand our position, one must know the history of our writing about The Food Eating Challenge (FEC), which began with a trader named Ian […]

    / Jun 24, 2011 at 2:33 PM

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