The man who ate the 747

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J.J. has clocked the world's longest continuous kiss, 30 hours and 45 minutes. He has verified the lengthiest single unbroken apple peel, 172 feet 4 inches. He has measured the farthest flight of a champagne cork from an untreated, unheated bottle, 177 feet 9 inches. He has tasted the world's largest menu item, whole-roasted Bedouin camel.But in all his adventures from Australia to Zanzibar, J.J. has never witnessed great love until he comes upon a tiny windswept town in the heartland of America, where folks still talk about family, faith, and crops. Here, where he least expects it, J.J. discovers a world record attempt like no other: Piece by piece, a farmer is eating a Boeing 747 to prove his love for a woman.In this vast landscape of cornfields and lightning storms, J.J. is doubly astounded to be struck by love for the same woman, Willa Wyatt of the honey eyes and wild blond hair. It is a feeling beyond measure, throwing J.J's carefully ordered world upside down, proving that hearts, like world records, can be broken, and the greatest wonders in life cannot be quantified.
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