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Daemon
Posted: Sunday, August 24, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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World Bog Snorkelling Championship

Peat bogs are areas of wetlands that are plentiful around the United Kingdom, so in the 1980s folks in the small town of Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales, decided to make annual, if wacky, use of one. They clear a 60-yard path through the black, smelly waters of the Waen Rhydd peat bog outside town. Competitors must traverse the trench twice using any but standard swim strokes. Snorkels and flippers are required wear. A newer event takes place in the same bog in July—the World Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling Championship. More...
moniquester
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This sounds insanely funny! Wish I could see these competitions! I would have the laugh of my life! Thanks, TFD, for sharing this tidbit with us!
MechPebbles
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Great way to get ill.
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Bog snorkelling may not be the most glamorous of sports, but that does not put off the competitors and crowds that gather for the annual world championships in Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14691325
IMcRout
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Let's not forget
The Cookham Dean Gravity Grand Prix
on 31st August!!!
NeuroticHellFem
Posted: Sunday, August 24, 2014 4:47:27 PM

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I've seen this on tv before - must have been a slow news day.
I'd get an ear infection for sure. This is really testing one's immunity!
nkelsey
Posted: Sunday, August 24, 2014 5:34:52 PM
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wacky championship.
Fredric-frank Myers
Posted: Sunday, August 24, 2014 10:39:08 PM

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By chance are these the same bogs where the Druid priests may have left some of their sacrificed humans? Interesting thought but also a little scary, wouldn't you all agree?
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