Monday, May 29, 2006

Chasing the Cheese

This shows that English eccentricity is alive and well and living in Cheltenham. Welcome to the 2006 cheese rolling championships. The premise is simple: a cheese is rolled down a hill and people chase after it. First down the bottom wins the cheese. The fact that the hill has a 2:1 or even 1:1 gradiant doesn't seem to deter the competitors. There were only 24 injuries this year, including one person who got hit by a cheese. Unsually, there were no broken bones. If you think this is crazy, there are also races uphill, with nothing to chase...

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