Saturday, 28 May 2011

Skewed Sports Club: Cheese Chasing etcetera

There are some ingenius, strange sports outside the usual parameters of sporting activity. Some are dangerous, downright idiotic and utterly pointlessly ridiculous. I can only attribute these inventions to boredom with possible drug and alcohol consumption involved. Don't think about pooh poohing them, these sports have genuine fans and lots of participants.

Cheese Rolling. This isn't a gold rush or some other event of epic proportions. These clowns are chasing the cheese. Some double Gloucester cheese is rolled from the top of a hill and competitors chase after it. The first person to cross the finish line wins the cheese. Although this is rare, as the cheese usually gets a one second head start and rolls very quickly. In 97 the cheese went the wrong way and injured a spectator.

Ferrett legging or shoving a ferrett down your pants. This originated in Yorkshire, England. The idea is for the ferret legger to keep two angry ferrets down his pants for as long as he can. When he can't take it anymore, he pulls his trousers down to release the ferrets and the remnants of his gnawed genitals. Utterly stupid and recommended for boyfriends annoying the hell out of you. The world record is held by Yorkshire man Reg Mellor, he kept two ferrets down his trousers for five hours and twenty six minutes in 1981. My guess is, his ferrets weren't angry enough.

Cardboard tube duelling. What? Are you saying I look idiotic? I challenge you to a duel in broad daylight. Hey! It's good, harmless fun and at least we can show off some fancy costumes for people to admire when they're not laughing.

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