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Watch People Race Down a Hill After Cheese

By Jack Goodman, originally published in Atlas Obscura.

During the Olympics, events appear up on our screens that never normally receive much airtime. Amid all the synchronized swimming and steeplechase matches in Rio, you might have missed another obscure battle: Britain’s annual Cooper’s Hill cheese rolling competition.

It’s part of Britain’s long tradition of partnering cheese, rolling, and competition. As this video shows, competitors hurtle down a steep hillside after officials release a tumbling eight-pound Double Gloucester wheel of cheese. The participants are told that they compete at their own risk, and read more >>>

Source : HuffingtonPost.Com

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