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100 Unconventional Pastry Desserts

From Chocolate Pork Pastries to Baked Pasta Poppers

— December 9, 2014 — Lifestyle
While you could easily celebrate National Pastry day with a conventional cake or confection, these unusual pastry desserts are way more fun to eat. Rather than being filled with something sweet like fruit, cream or jam, some of the most unexpected pastry creations are stuffed instead with things like pork, turkey, pasta, or sometimes, other small pastries. Even if you're not feeling adventurous enough to explore the more savory side of baked treats, there are plenty of creations that will still sate your need for something new, like the Cronut or other hybrid treats that bring together two good things.

Some of the most festive treats for the holiday season are the vibrant red and green Pierre Hermé pastries, or desserts that rethink classic pumpkin pie as cakes, cupcakes or puddings topped with crust.
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Cinnamon Bun Cookies
Cinnamon Bun Cookies
This Baking Recipe Turns the Traditional Cinnamon Bun Pastry into a Cookie
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Grecian Chocolate Pasteries
Grecian Chocolate Pasteries
This Nutella Baklava Dessert is Filled with Melted Chocolate
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Autumnally Appropriate Apple Cupcakes
Autumnally Appropriate Apple Cupcakes
The Apple Cider Cupcakes Have Fluffy Fall Flavored Frosting
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Fall-Flavored Flapjacks
Fall-Flavored Flapjacks
These Spiced Pumpkin Pancakes Provide the Perfect Autumn Breakfast
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Savory Omelet Scones
Savory Omelet Scones
These Breakfast Biscuits are Filled with Pastry, Bacon and Cheese
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95
Boozy Sangria Pastries
Boozy Sangria Pastries
This Sangria Crumble Hybrid Makes for a Wine-Infused Treat
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94
Ramen Donut Mashups
Ramen Donut Mashups
From Culinary Bro-Down, the Ramnut Brings Together Two Unlikely Foods
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Banana Bacon Breakfast Pastries
Banana Bacon Breakfast Pastries
Adding New Toppings to Peanut Butter Pop-Tarts Makes Them Elvis-y
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Commercial Pastry S'mores
Commercial Pastry S'mores
DudeFoods's Pop-Tart S'mores Recipe is a New Campfire Classic
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91
Candied Chocolate Donuts
Candied Chocolate Donuts
These Peanut Butter Cup Donuts Mix Sweet and Savory Flavors
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90
Chocolate Bacon Twinkies
Chocolate Bacon Twinkies
This Food Fair Twinkie is Deep Fried and Filled with Bacon
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Avian Holiday Pastries
Avian Holiday Pastries
These Easter Nests from Psycho Donuts Are Made of Deliciousness
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Flaky Baked Brie Pastries
Flaky Baked Brie Pastries
Switch Up a Classic Recipe Using This Mouth-Watering How-To
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Turkey Meal Pastries
Turkey Meal Pastries
The Thanksgiving Croissant is a Compact Treat for the Holiday
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Cannoli Cronut Confections
Cannoli Cronut Confections
This Cronut Creation is Filled with Homemade Cannoli Ice Cream
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Caffeinated Breakfast Pastries
Caffeinated Breakfast Pastries
Wired Waffles Lets People Deliciously Skip their Morning Coffee
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Fresh Fungi Pastries
Fresh Fungi Pastries
The Taleggio Cheese Pie is Made with Grilled Mushrooms
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Stuffed Soft Pretzels
Stuffed Soft Pretzels
This Peanut Butter and Chocolate Pretzel is Sweet and Savory Heaven
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Edible Landmark Pastries
Edible Landmark Pastries
These Pastry Sculptures Mark the Launch of the Pastry Paradise App
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Miniature Pie Cookies
Miniature Pie Cookies
These Apple Pie Biscuits Can Be Devoured in One Bite
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Potato Chip Cupcakes
Potato Chip Cupcakes
These Potato Chip Confectionaries by Matt Robicelli are Savory and Sweet
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Spicy Poultry Waffles
Spicy Poultry Waffles
This Buffalo Chicken Recipe will Spice Up Your Morning Routine
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Miniature Meringue Pies
Miniature Meringue Pies
These 'Plum Pie' Lime Pastries are a Miniature Version of the Tart Pastry
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Funky Fruitcake Hybrids
Funky Fruitcake Hybrids
These Fruitcakes Attempt to Re-Invent the Traditional Holiday Dessert
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Hot Sauce-Filled Donuts
Hot Sauce-Filled Donuts
The Donut Zinger Contains Everything from Hot Sauce to Marshmallows
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Conical Thanksgiving Meals
Conical Thanksgiving Meals
This DudeFoods Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipe is a Nontraditional Pastry
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DIY Canned Cupcakes
DIY Canned Cupcakes
Making a Cupcake in a Jar is Easy to Transport and Eat
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Donut Cannoli Hybrids
Donut Cannoli Hybrids
Frangelli’s Bakery’s Scrumptious Donnoli is a Mix of a Donut and a Cannoli
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Pumpkin S'more Desserts
Pumpkin S'more Desserts
The Pumpkin Cupcakes Have Marshmallow, Chocolate and Graham Crackers Too
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Holiday Elixir Pastries
Holiday Elixir Pastries
The Eggnog Cream Pie is a Naughty Way to Cap Off the Holiday Season
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Pastry Pasta Breakfast Dishes
Pastry Pasta Breakfast Dishes
This Pastry Pasta Recipe Adds Some Sweetness to a Basic Pasta Dish
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Layered Ombre Cakes
Layered Ombre Cakes
This Gradient Pink Cake Adds Some Colorful Fun to Desserts
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Cheddarific Meringue Cookies
Cheddarific Meringue Cookies
Try Cheetos Macarons for a Wacky-Flavored Treat
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Cute Confectionary Characters
Cute Confectionary Characters
These Japanese Rice Cakes are Decorated to Look Like Cartoons
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Mini Fruity Spiced Pastries
Mini Fruity Spiced Pastries
Individual Apple Pies Are a Snack-Sized Treat You Can Feel Good About
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Pie-Inspired Fruit Desserts
Pie-Inspired Fruit Desserts
Caramel Apple Pie Cupcakes Satisfy Your Craving for a Flaky Pastry
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Cheesy Crescent Pastries
Cheesy Crescent Pastries
This Grilled Cheese Donut From Oh Bite It Boasts Layers of Deliciousness
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Bug-Infused Holiday Pies
Bug-Infused Holiday Pies
These 'Mince Flies' Normalize Eating a Bug as a Source of Holiday Protein
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Blooming Spring Pastries
Blooming Spring Pastries
The Chrysanthemum Crisp Treats are a Welcomed Weekend Indulgent
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Cheesesteak Egg Rolls
Cheesesteak Egg Rolls
Del Frisco's Grille Blends Asian and American Culture with This Dish
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Pregnancy-Preventing Pastries
Pregnancy-Preventing Pastries
Birth Control Cookies Drew Inspiration From Planned Parenthood
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Sweet Cinnamon Bun Pies
Sweet Cinnamon Bun Pies
This Oh Nuts Pecan Tart is a Ooey Gooey Concoction of Epic Proportions
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Versatile Miniature Hand Pies
Versatile Miniature Hand Pies
These Hand Pies are a Crafty Way to Enjoy Mini Delicious Pastries
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Pregnant Fetal Pastries
Pregnant Fetal Pastries
This Kelley and Kim Deal 'Identical Twin Womb Cake' is a Medical Marvel
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Cheesy Bacon-Topped Pastries
Cheesy Bacon-Topped Pastries
This Bacon Mac and Cheese Donut From PYT Burger is a Savory Delight
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Croissant Cupcakes
Croissant Cupcakes
Dude Foods Creates a Hybrid Dessert Dubbed the 'Crupcake'
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Fall Fair Funnel Foods
Fall Fair Funnel Foods
This Autumn Appropriate Cupcake Amps Up a Confetionary Carnival Classic
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Caffeinated Breakfast Pastries
Caffeinated Breakfast Pastries
The Apple Yogurt Coffee Cake is Made with Coffee
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Delectable Dual-Infused Pastries
Delectable Dual-Infused Pastries
The 'Cragel’ is a Croissant-Bagel Hybrid Pastry
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Whisky Cake Desserts
Whisky Cake Desserts
The Jack Daniels and Coke Pie Includes Moist Chocolate Cake in a Pastry Crust
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Hamburger Tarts
Hamburger Tarts
This DIY Pop Tart Involves a Meaty Patty and Cheese
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Decadent BBQ Pastries
Decadent BBQ Pastries
The Chocolate Eclair Hot Dog is Strange But Delicious
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Cereal-Infused Cakes
Cereal-Infused Cakes
Froot Loop Donuts are a Breakfast Dessert Mashup Treat
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Layered Hazelnut Desserts
Layered Hazelnut Desserts
Robicelli's Nutella Lasagna is a Decadent Take on Pastry Mashups
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Croissant Donut Desserts
Croissant Donut Desserts
Dunkin Donuts Will be Releasing Their Own Limited Edition of the Cronut
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Deep-Fried Twinkie Wraps
Deep-Fried Twinkie Wraps
The Twinkirito Recipe is a Simple Decadent Dessert
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Cheesy Whiskered Pastries
Cheesy Whiskered Pastries
The Moustache Choux Puffs Are a Great Snack for Movember
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Provacatively Personified Pastries
Provacatively Personified Pastries
This Burt Reynolds Eclair is a Sweet But Unusual Delight
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Baked Pasta Poppers
Baked Pasta Poppers
This Meatball-Featuring Spaghetti Recipe Makes Unique and Tiny Tasty Treats
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Perfect Potion Pastries
Perfect Potion Pastries
Harry Potter's Favorite Treacle Tart is a Magical Make
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Chocolate Bar Pastries
Chocolate Bar Pastries
Eat Candy for Breakfast With These Almond Joy Scones
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Homemade Pop-Up Breakfast Pastries
Homemade Pop-Up Breakfast Pastries
These Homemade Pop Tart Recipes are Stuffed With Sweet Fillings
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Perfume-Inspired Pastries
Perfume-Inspired Pastries
Fauchon's New Eclair Resembles the Iconic Thierry Mugler Perfume
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Immitation Pasta Pastries
Immitation Pasta Pastries
On Top of Spaghetti Cupcakes Delight Tots With Their Deceptive Camouflag
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Thai Lemongrass Cupcakes
Thai Lemongrass Cupcakes
This Unique Cupcake Recipe Channels the Top Flavors of Thailand
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Pastry-Packed Pastries
Pastry-Packed Pastries
Mikes Miscellaneous Mondays Creates the World's Greatest Canolli
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Festive Pumpkin Pastries
Festive Pumpkin Pastries
Serve Up Some Halloween Donuts to Celebrate the Holidays
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Chocolate Croissant Donut Holes
Chocolate Croissant Donut Holes
Dominique Ansel Bakery is Debuting Nutella Cronut Holes in NYC
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Mini Chocolate Pastries
Mini Chocolate Pastries
The Nutella Pie Pops by Call Me Cupcake Look Just Like Traditional Pies
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1-Minute Microwave Donuts
1-Minute Microwave Donuts
Kirbie Cravings Creates an Easy Chocolate Dessert
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Sweet Strudel Muffins
Sweet Strudel Muffins
This 'Sally Baking Addiction' Peach Pie Creation is Jam-Packed with Fruit
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Eclectic Gourd Pastries
Eclectic Gourd Pastries
Joy The Baker's 'Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts' Intermingle Flavors
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Precious Petite Pastries
Precious Petite Pastries
These Bite Sized Banana Cream Pies are Perfectly Portioned
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Petite Fast Food Pastries
Petite Fast Food Pastries
These Kentieo Hamburger Cupcakes are Deliciously Sweet
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Crispy Mexican Pastries
Crispy Mexican Pastries
This 'Averie Cooks' Salsa-Stuffed Creation is Mouthwatering
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BBQ Chicken Breads
BBQ Chicken Breads
This Savory Monkey Bread is Stuffed with Buffalo Chicken
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Stuffed Pasta-Inspired Desserts
Stuffed Pasta-Inspired Desserts
Red Velvet Ravioli is a New Twist on an Italian Staple
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Perfect Portable Pastries
Perfect Portable Pastries
Pumpkin Pie Shooters Update the Holiday Classic
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Chocolate-Flavored Bacon Cronuts
Chocolate-Flavored Bacon Cronuts
These 'Squats' Square Cronuts are Covered in Nutella & Bacon Bits
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Croissant Bagel Pastry Mashups
Croissant Bagel Pastry Mashups
The Cragel is Brooklyn's Latest Hybrid Treat from the Bagel Store
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Proper Gentlemen Pastries
Proper Gentlemen Pastries
The Cookie Fellows by Kirsty Sport Some Serious Facial Hair
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Cream Puff Sticks
Cream Puff Sticks
Zaku Zaku's Cream Puff Desserts Are Prepared in Stick Form
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Conical Cream Puffs
Conical Cream Puffs
Japan's Quatre Feuille Serves Its Cream Puff Dessert Like an Ice Cream Cone
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Bite-Sized Pasta Pastries
Bite-Sized Pasta Pastries
The 'Girl Who Ate Everything' Lasagna Cupcakes Serve Italian Differently
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Chocolate Pork Pastries
Chocolate Pork Pastries
These Bacon Brownies by Bacon Today are a Medley of Sweet & Savory
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Superpower Pastries
Superpower Pastries
A Cupcake Wonderland 'Superhero Cupcakes' Pack a Powerful Bite
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Literal Baked Apple Pastries
Literal Baked Apple Pastries
This Revamped Apple Pie Recipe Spices Up Your Holidays
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Petite Pastry Hybrids
Petite Pastry Hybrids
These Cranberry and Cheese Danish Cupcakes are Wonderfully Inventive
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Candy-Colored Confections
Candy-Colored Confections
The Pierre Hermé Pastries Will Leave You Hungry for More
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Autumn-Inspired Pastries
Autumn-Inspired Pastries
The Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies are the Perfect Fall Dessert
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Super-Sized Phyllo Desserts
Super-Sized Phyllo Desserts
The Baklava Pistachio Cake is a Unique Way to Serve the Classic Sweet
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Multilayered Pudding Pastries
Multilayered Pudding Pastries
The Sweet Treats and More Pumpkin Lust Cake is Decadently Delicious
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Sweet Sausage Desserts
Sweet Sausage Desserts
The Cupcake Project 'Cupcakewurst' is Deceivingly Delicious
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Deceptive Teatime Pastries
Deceptive Teatime Pastries
The Constant Comment Tea Cupcake is Infused with the Hot Beverage
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Croissant-Inspired Desserts
Croissant-Inspired Desserts
The Cronut is a Delicious Croissant-Donut Hybrid
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Reshaped Pastry Desserts
Reshaped Pastry Desserts
The Apple Pie Cone Makes the Treat Easier to Handle and Eat
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Cuddly Creature Pastries
Cuddly Creature Pastries
The Bakerella Bear Macaron is Beary Adorable
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Downsized Christmas Treats
Downsized Christmas Treats
These Cindy Teh Creations Look Delicious
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Chilled Chocolate Bar Pastries
Chilled Chocolate Bar Pastries
The Candy Ice Cream Cake Will Gleefully Surprise Your Taste Buds
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Buttery Marshmallow Bites
Buttery Marshmallow Bites
Hocus Pocus Buns are Full of Magical Surprises
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