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UPDATE: The falafel ball, weighing nearly 52.8 pounds, has been certified as the world’s largest.
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The last time you bit into a falafel sandwich you were probably thinking about nothing more than the warm spice and crunch of the chickpea fritters and the way they played against the soft bread, crisp vegetables and nutty tahini sauce.
Unless you're Palestinian, in which case you...