World Pizza Champion Justin Wadstein heats up WGN with pizza-spinning tricks

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Justin Wadstein is a 14 time World Pizza Champion and is apart of Ripley's Believe it or Not's new book, "Beyond the Bizarre!"

As a grade school student, Justin Wadstein started working at his grandparents pizza shop, he saw the workers spinning the dough and fell in love. Wadstein started spinning everything from binders, to pillows, to folding chairs, and of course pizza dough! At the age of 19, he decided to compete in the World Pizza Games in Las Vegas.

"Beyond the Bizarre" includes 256 colorful pages of all new and all true stories of the people, places, and pop culture that make Ripley’s Believe It or Not! One of the world’s most popular books for reluctant readers and curious minds.

Whether you’re searching for a gift for that hard-to-buy-for tween on your list, or looking for ways to help your kids develop a love of reading at an early age, "Beyond the Bizarre" is filled with over 1,200 easy-to-read, epic stories and extraordinary images.

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