Gloucestershire Cheese Roll 2008

Submitted by: fancylad 8 years ago Sports
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Every year, competitors tumble down an almost vertical hill in Gloucester, UK, chasing an 8lb Gloucester cheese wheel.
There are 37 comments:
Female 42
WOOO! Im from Gloucestershire. ^^
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Male 169
i wanted to do that this year. guted i missed it. i dont even like cheese
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Male 4,867
haha nothing cool like that happens in surrey
:(
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Male 1,231
Genius saw this on the news the other day looks alot of fun!
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Female 486
Oh my god, Neopets flashback.
O_O

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

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Male 53
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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Male 171
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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Female 311
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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Male 5,194
^ ...because the cheese wheel isn`t balanced properly?
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Female 52
where do the English get their reputation for eccentricity from I wonder??
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Male 637
BigBonny, you do not know the power of cheeeeese. :O Aside from that, that hill would be awesome for sledding.
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Male 135
so... what? the person with the most severe injuries wins?
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Male 2,216
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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Female 1,566
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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Male 510
Of all the strange things in the world, the Gloucestershire Cheese Roll is my favorite.
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Female 226
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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Male 1,404
Go cheese!
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Female 49
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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Male 679
Cheese rolling "and wake"?? Do people die there every year??
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Female 27
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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Male 9,306
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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Female 496
"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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Male 12
even if you do make it down, someone is there waiting to take you out
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Female 313
Why do i wanna try that? *-*
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Female 15,763
Oh my god, Neopets flashback.
O_O
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Male 776
how the hell do you catch that thing?!
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Female 449
If they catch the rolling cheese. They get to keep it. Thats the only prize.
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Male 340
Come on... IAB is digging through the archives of the internets to try to find new stuff now...
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Male 388
Who thinks us brits are weird? Loll. tbh we are.
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Male 44
But what happens if someone catches it?
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Male 4,793
ooh, along with the jaguar, random pits on the hill...with jaguars in them.
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Male 1,036
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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Male 44
Awesome.
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Male 2,720

Looks insanely steep from the top.

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Male 163
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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Male 4,793
it`d be funnier if they had a jaguar on the field with them. then again, maybe thats just me.
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Male 19,888
Link: Gloucestershire Cheese Roll 2008 [Rate Link] - Every year, competitors tumble down an almost vertical hill in Gloucester, UK, chasing an 8lb Gloucester cheese wheel.
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