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10 of the world's weirdest festivals

May 1, 2014, 9:56 a.m.
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Cooper's Hill Cheese-Rolling

What better way to spend an evening than falling down a grassy hillside after a rolling wheel of cheese? That's the idea behind the Cooper's Hill Cheese-Rolling event held on the Spring Bank Holiday at Cooper's Hill, England. It's a race to see who can get to the bottom of the hill the fastest. Competitors are supposed to try to catch the cheese, but that's unlikely, as the rolling wheel can reach speeds up to 70 mph, potentially injuring spectators.