9 Jun 2014

A MEDIA MONDAY EVENTS SPECIAL.

Started in 1973, the Maldon Mud Race saw contestants wearing fancy dress race along a muddy Essex riverbank on May 25th raising money for charity. IMAGE & FULL ARTICLE

Held in Coxheath, Kent, a team of men dressed as grannies have been crowned as this years new pie throwing champions at the World Custard Pie Championship which took place May 31st. IMAGE & FULL ARTICLE

May 31st saw the world's first ever National Streaking Competition take place in Coventry. Sponsored by a microwaveable snack brand the winner won two tickets to this years World Cup in Rio. VIDEO & FULL ARTICLE 

Based on the better known 'sport' of arm wrestling, the last week-end in May saw a Derbyshire pub hold its annual Toe Wrestling Competition while meanwhile Gloucestershire saw the Shin Kicking Championship in the 402nd Dover Hill Olimpicks.  VIDEO & FULL ARTICLE

In honour of National Doughnut Day which is celebrated on the first Friday of June a Preston chip shop owner has added the SPAM doughnut to the list of delicacies on offer in his shop. RECIPE & FULL ARTICLE








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14 comments:

Brian Joseph said...

Those donuts are bad. Really bad :)

Kelly said...

I agree....those donuts look nasty! I just can't imagine putting those flavors together.

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Tracy,

None of those stories are particularly appealing this week ... I like sweet and savoury foods mixed together, but even I draw the line at spam doughnuts!

I am not sure which of your first two events are the most disgusting, I guess the custard pies are a lot sweeter than the mud, but probably equally as difficult to clean off and get out of all the little nooks and crannies!

Thanks for sharing.

Yvonne.

Lindsay said...

Spam doughnuts are two words that I don't think I ever expected to see together...! Thanks for posting these.

Tracy Terry said...

Mr T must be the only person who can see spam and doughnuts working together. To think people pay good money at spas for mud treatments.

Stephanie Faris said...

Streaking competition? That couldn't have been pretty.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

toe wrestling? Oh wow...I've heard of leg wrestling though!!

Suko said...

Doughnuts with a Spam filling--yum! I'd love to also see a beer that tastes like that combo. ;)
Thank you for these zany "human interest" stories.

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

There were a lot of donuts given away here for donut day... but spam donuts? UGH. :)

Karen said...

A spam donut?? Hmmm

When I was visiting New Orleans let year, they had a Red Dress Run. It was a marathon and everyone - man, woman , child and even dogs wore red dresses. It was really odd watching them run through the streets then fill up the restaurants after but it was fun to see too.

Karen @ For What It's Worth

Kelly Steel said...

Thank you for all these stories!

Literary Feline said...

I'm not sure about a SPAM doughnut. Haha

I bet any of those contests and races would be fun to see in person (as a spectator).

Thanks for making me laugh, Tracy.

Alexia561 said...

When I read "spam doughnuts", all I could think of was "I don't like spam!" skit from Monty Python! Ick!

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This place is mind blowing. Even the tea they served was really fancy. It was the pyramid shaped tea bags. I heard this was one of Oprah's favorite items.