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Some serious spit: Michigan man keeps international cherry pit spitting crown in the family

Game face: Brian Krause gets his spit on in Eau Claire, Mich. (AP Photo/The Herald-Palladium, Don Campbell)

Game face: Brian Krause gets his spit on in Eau Claire, Mich. (AP Photo/The Herald-Palladium, Don Campbell)

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Brian "Young Gun" Krause earned his 10th title at the International Cherry Pit-Spitting Championship on Saturday. He spit a pit 24.6 metres - over 80 feet. His father Rick "Pellet Gun" Krause finished second. In fact, the Krause family has won 26 times over 41 years of the competition. 

"Most people think 'If I could just sneeze, it'd go really far'. There's a bit more to it than that"

Cherry-pit spitting is not something one just lucks into: the Krauses are blessed with higher than normal lung capacity - it's been tested - plus, more than two decades at the top of the sport has left them with more than a few trade secrets.

Brian maintains that he does no special training in the off-season, but does admit that, on the odd occasion, he has been known to spit all kinds of things, including frozen crickets. 

"The biggest thing is being able to curl your tongue"

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