Just Sharing This Dorset knob throwing contest attracts thousands

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This genuine BBC headline made me giggle so I thought I'd share :-rofl2
BBC NEWS said:
More than 5,000 people have attended a "knob throwing" competition in Dorset.

The Dorset Knob Throwing and Food Festival event in Cattistock involves participants tossing the locally made, spherical biscuit as far as they can.

The longest throw was by Dave Morrison, who tossed his knob 21.8m (71ft).
_http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-27259589

I wonder how many people write in and complain about it lol
 

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Was J. Clarkson involved??? :-rofl2
 

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I bet he was the winner.


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:-lolBlimey, wait while pete and tivu get to work on this :-lol.
 

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Other events included a knob eating contest, knob darts, knob weighing, and knob painting.

Fnar, fnar !
 

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..and knob polishing....
 

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What a loads of knobs... :-rofl2
 
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