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    International Pancake Race

    @Trinnity's thread made me think of this event, and I decided that it deserved its own thread.

    There is an almost 600 year old footrace that started in 1445 in Olney, England.

    A woman was making pancakes when she heard the church bell ring for Shrove Tuesday services.

    Late, she ran from her kitchen carrying the frying pan with a pancake still in it.

    The village people started a 1/4 mile women's race in her honor, with each contestant carrying a frying pan and flipping a pancake a few times during the race.

    The town of Liberal, KS got in the act 70 years ago and has a friendly competition with Olney.

    Liberal was named for a guy who had a water pump and gave out free water to passing wagon trains

    They thought that was mighty liberal of him.

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    Last edited by Authentic; 05-18-2022 at 01:51 PM.
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    And Modesto, CA was named after a banker who modestly declined the honor of having the town named after him.
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