- Perilous Annual Cheese Chase Called Off according to Reuters "Oddly Enough" news. (thanks Patti)
The English county of Gloucestershire has, for centuries, hosted a ritual involving grown people, wheels of cheese, and steep hills. Add these intriguing elements together and you get a recipe for numerous injuries.
Apparently, the event is pretty darned exciting:
Last year, according to the organizers' Web site, "there were only three casualties requiring hospital attention," including a spectator who fainted.