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This hole-digging is the pits!

Monday, Feb 03, 2014 - 00:51

Feb. 3 - Hole-shoveling enthusiasts dig deep to compete for the golden shovel in a contest held in Japan. Tara Cleary reports.

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It's the competition that puts paid to the adage: when you're in a hole, stop digging. Two hundred and seventy-one teams in Japan's Chiba Prefecture dug deep to see who could create the biggest pit in 30 minutes. The prize is around $1,000 U.S. dollars and a golden shovel - which is worth almost as much. But it's not about the rewards says event organizer, Taku Suzuki. SOUNDBITE: Taku Suzuki, event organizer, saying (Japanese): "Once you're an adult, I don't think there is anywhere else in the world where you can competetively dig a hole, so we thought that people would enjoy this event." The winning team was from Toyota city and prizes were also given for best costumes. So for these contestants, digging yourself into a hole may not be all bad.

This hole-digging is the pits!

Monday, Feb 03, 2014 - 00:51

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