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Egg throwing, roulette 'eggstreme' sports

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 01:33

Jun. 26 - English pride is restored at the World Russian Egg Roulette Championship in Lincolnshire. Tara Cleary reports.

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An eggsciting sport ... that leaves some thoroughly beaten. Egg throwing involves the tossing and catching of raw eggs at increasing distances - with mounting risks. Several eggy events took place in Lincolnshire, England. Not quite as deadly as the "Russian" version, but this game of roulette can result in, well ... egg on your face. Two contenders take turns to choose an egg from a box of six - five are hard-boiled, but one is raw. The person choosing the raw egg loses. SOUNDBITE: Competitor saying (English): "I could tell it was the raw egg, after I had lifted it obviously, but it was cold, the rest of them weren't cold but this one was cold but by that stage I'd picked it, it's too late to put it back." Organiser Andy Dunlop says Egg Russian Roulette is not just a game of chance. SOUNDBITE: Andy Dunlop, organizer, saying (English): "We tried last year to get it recognised by the English Sports council but they rejected that discipline, they said there was no skill involved. We are here today to prove that there is skill." And when it comes down to the last egg in the box, the outcome is sadly, inevitable. A win for Englishman Jerry Cullen. Who's no egghead. Tara Cleary, Reuters.

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Egg throwing, roulette 'eggstreme' sports

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 01:33