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Date: 05/27/08 05:40 PM

37 Responses to Gloucestershire Cheese Roll 2008

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    May 27, 2008 at 5:22 pm
    Link: Gloucestershire Cheese Roll 2008 - Every year, competitors tumble down an almost vertical hill in Gloucester, UK, chasing an 8lb Gloucester cheese wheel.
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2008 at 5:42 pm
    it`d be funnier if they had a jaguar on the field with them. then again, maybe thats just me.
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    sleepingsun Male 18-29
    163 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 5:44 pm
    God, no wonder people think os Brit`s are weird. It does look fun though, sliding down a hill like that.
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    deaf_woman Male 30-39
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    May 27, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    Looks insanely steep from the top.

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    YouDaftPunk Male 13-17
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    May 27, 2008 at 5:50 pm
    Awesome.
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    richoricho Male 40-49
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    May 27, 2008 at 5:51 pm
    not what I was expecting.
    Last one got carried off on a stretcher..ouch!
    Best one (I reckon) was the fellow in blue tracksuit sliding down on his bum.....cool
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 5:51 pm
    ooh, along with the jaguar, random pits on the hill...with jaguars in them.
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    YouDaftPunk Male 13-17
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    May 27, 2008 at 5:53 pm
    But what happens if someone catches it?
  9. Profile photo of Cyanic
    Cyanic Male 13-17
    388 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 5:55 pm
    Who thinks us brits are weird? Loll. tbh we are.
  10. Profile photo of Hydrolysate
    Hydrolysate Male 70 & Over
    340 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 5:58 pm
    Come on... IAB is digging through the archives of the internets to try to find new stuff now...
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    lUnderground Female 18-29
    449 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 6:02 pm
    If they catch the rolling cheese. They get to keep it. Thats the only prize.
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    addler Male 13-17
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    May 27, 2008 at 6:24 pm
    how the hell do you catch that thing?!
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    May 27, 2008 at 6:26 pm
    Oh my god, Neopets flashback.
    O_O
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    Ditas Female 18-29
    313 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 6:26 pm
    Why do i wanna try that? *-*
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    Brian7l Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2008 at 6:26 pm
    even if you do make it down, someone is there waiting to take you out
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    Fayth Female 18-29
    496 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 6:44 pm
    "Come on... IAB is digging through the archives of the internets to try to find new stuff now..."

    Uhm, that video was dated yesterday. STFU

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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2008 at 7:14 pm
    Cheese wheels! I remember this from last year! XD What a funny tradition. What else do they do in the rest of the world, this stuff is always interesting.
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    Anonikitty Female 18-29
    27 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 7:19 pm
    You also get a cheese if you win the race, as well as if you catch it.

    It`s damn good cheese though.

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    keatonatron Male 18-29
    679 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 7:31 pm
    Cheese rolling "and wake"?? Do people die there every year??
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    soccergirl89 Female 18-29
    49 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 7:35 pm
    I drove past that hill when I was in the UK.. and it really is very steep. I think it would be fun to slide down, but not with a bunch of people coming down with me, and probably not going as fast as most of them were either.
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    Neagle Male 30-39
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    May 27, 2008 at 8:04 pm
    Go cheese!
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    Eternal76 Female 30-39
    226 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 8:15 pm
    Besides the broken bones and various other injuries that could happen while doing this, that actually looks really fun. I`d be one of the people who were using the mud as a slide to go down the hill, lol. Forget trying to run.
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    Agentk120 Male 18-29
    510 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 9:03 pm
    Of all the strange things in the world, the Gloucestershire Cheese Roll is my favorite.
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    leesah Female 18-29
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    May 27, 2008 at 9:19 pm
    If it had just rained... and I had a box or something to go down in... then it would be fun.
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    BigBonny Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2008 at 10:54 pm
    I know this is a tradition, but I still cant see why anyone would want to hurl themselves down that hill and potentially injure themselves pretty badly for some cheese!
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    brad4566 Male 18-29
    135 posts
    May 28, 2008 at 1:14 am
    so... what? the person with the most severe injuries wins?
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    Mouichi Male 18-29
    637 posts
    May 28, 2008 at 2:14 am
    BigBonny, you do not know the power of cheeeeese. :O Aside from that, that hill would be awesome for sledding.
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    madrain Female 18-29
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    May 28, 2008 at 2:38 am
    where do the English get their reputation for eccentricity from I wonder??
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    May 28, 2008 at 4:46 am
    ^ ...because the cheese wheel isn`t balanced properly?
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    kikij Female 18-29
    311 posts
    May 28, 2008 at 4:50 am
    They think it`s a Roman or even an Ancient Briton thing, so it has been going on for millennia.

    I`m pretty sure the one on the stretcher was the bloke who won the first one, that`s why he is holding up the cheese at the end. I think I read that the winner got taken off on a stretcher.

    Ha. There is a page dedicated to it on the BBC website.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/gloucestershire/cheese_rolling/

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    chadders42 Male 13-17
    171 posts
    May 28, 2008 at 7:32 am
    We British are reputed for trying to kill ourselves :l. Every May 1st people in Oxford like to jump off the Magdalen Bridge into about 2-4ft of water.

    We are mad....

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    chrismeraz Male 18-29
    53 posts
    May 28, 2008 at 7:38 am
    I always thought of myself as a serious guy from the modern west... but rolling around in the wet grass sure looks like a good bit of fun! Better than sitting on my ass at home in front of the computer, that`s for sure.
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    Yoma4 Female 13-17
    486 posts
    May 28, 2008 at 7:54 am
    Oh my god, Neopets flashback.
    O_O

    ---
    Aww, same here!
    But WOO for this fantastic sport!

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    mal_BB Male 18-29
    1231 posts
    May 28, 2008 at 9:14 am
    Genius saw this on the news the other day looks alot of fun!
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    domisgood Male 18-29
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    May 28, 2008 at 9:22 am
    haha nothing cool like that happens in surrey
    :(
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    manicwhite Male 18-29
    169 posts
    May 28, 2008 at 9:32 am
    i wanted to do that this year. guted i missed it. i dont even like cheese
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    XxZoexX Female 13-17
    42 posts
    May 28, 2008 at 3:44 pm
    WOOO! Im from Gloucestershire. ^^

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