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Mad Dogs & Englishmen

More crazy sports from the English!

Cheese Rolling

Stilton Cheese is one of England’s most famous blue cheeses. And to celebrate its popularity, there’s the annual Stilton Cheese Rolling competition.

The event is held in the English village of Stilton every May Daybank holiday. Teams of four compete against each other to be crowned the Stilton Cheese Rolling Champion as they roll their cheeses down Stilton High Street.

Bridge Jumping

Also in May is the Oxford tradition of jumping off Magdalen Bridge into the River Cherwell. It’s been going on for the past 30 years, and occasionally there are accidents. In 2005, 40 people were injured when they jumped off the bridge into a dry river. Every year, the police close the bridge, but some people always manage to get through. In 2010, about 30 people jumped into the river.

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