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By: Shea Gunther on Jan. 11, 2010, 12:30 p.m.
Chasing Cooper's Hill Cheese

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Chasing Cooper's Hill Cheese

People have been chasing wheels of cheese down Cooper's Hill near Gloucester, England, for more than 200 years. Racers line up at the top of a steep hill and run, trip, stumble, fall and plummet 200 yards to the bottom. The first to cross the finish line wins the cheese, which gets a 1 second head start on the racers and is rarely, if ever, actually caught. Every year scores of people are hauled off to the hospital, having suffered broken bones, sprained limbs and cracked heads.

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