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One for the record books

BILL CURTIS/GLOBE STAFF/File 1977

Throughout the years, there have been numerous attempts to be in record books for a variety of talents. Some were done to raise money for charity, others to be recognized. Many of them are entertaining. This photo from July 22, 1977, shows John Ciccotelli, 21, of Canton, who worked for a national candy manufacturer. There he created what he believed was the world’s largest malted milk ball. “I’ve had it notarized,” said Ciccotelli. Most malted milk balls are about ¾ inch in diameter. Ciccotelli’s was 7½ inches in diameter and weighed nearly 3 pounds.

Leanne Burden Seidel and Lisa Tuite

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