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These crazy pictures show the moment hundreds battled it out to race 8lbs of cheese down a hill at high speed.

The contest, which takes place every year, sees rounded Double Gloucester being chased 200 yards down the steep in line of Cooper’s Hill at Brockworth.

Daredevil 19-year-old Josh Shepherd won the contest and now gets to take the dairy treat home – but there’s a catch, he doesn’t like cheese.

Rebel cheese rollers staged their own unofficial event after health and safety fears caused the official competition to be cancelled in 2010.

Josh, who is unemployed, said: “I’ve run quite a few times before but it is the first time I’ve won.

“I had to put all my effort in to get in front of everyone. I’m really happy.

“My tactic was to stay on my feet and go as fast as I can and roll with the flow.

“I don’t know what I’m going to do with the cheese. I don’t really like cheese unless it’s melted, cheese on toast maybe.

“I’m doing it as it’s fun. I’ve done it and won and I’m really proud of myself.”

An 8lbs round piece of Double Gloucester is chased 200 yards down the steep inline of Cooper’s Hill at Brockworth.

After a year’s hiatus – when police warned against the use of a real cheese – the imitation lightweight foam cheese has been binned in favour of the genuine article.

Long-time cheese-maker Diana Smart, 87, who has produced cheese for the event for more than 25 years, has once again provided the wheels for this year’s event.

In total, four cheeses weighing about three kilograms each and three smaller ones, weighing about one-and-a-half kilograms, are used.

The unusual event has been celebrated for centuries and is thought to have its roots in a heathen festival to celebrate the return of spring.

The official event was cancelled after more than 15,000 people turned up as spectators to watch the 2009 competition.

Since then it has been held unofficially with the police keeping a watchful eye.

Gloucestershire County Council closed roads up to two-and-a-half miles around the slope.

It was a double victory for the village of Brockworth as local factory worker Ryan Fairley, 24, won the second men’s race.
He said: “My tactic was just ‘to go’ to be honest with you.

“I didn’t do the first race this year but it’s absolutely brilliant to have won. I also won a cheese last year.”

Thousands of people lined the course to watch the event, which has a following around the world.

Hairdressing student Lucy Townsend, 17, from Brockworth, made it a hat-trick by winning the women’s race for the third consecutive year.

She said: “You’ve got to win haven’t you? There isn’t a secret to winning. I just run and hope.”

Some competitors had travelled from Spain, Canada, Japan and the Netherlands to take part in the series of madcap races.

The winner of the final downhill race was Australian Sheldon Ronald, 20, from Melbourne.

Mr Ronald, who has been over in the UK travelling and doing bar work, said: “I have been travelling for a year and a half and I was in the first race and came second, then went back in the last race and won it.

“It’s amazing to have won, so good. I decided to take part a couple of months ago.

“I’d been a sprinter in Australia and I love running and as soon as I saw this festival I knew it was the one for me.”

 

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Shocking! 6 Months Old Baby Raped By 3 Guys

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A Twitter user @mskhaddie has shared that she saw a 6 months old baby who was reportedly raped by 3 guys while she was in the hospital with her colleague who took her son to the hospital.

See her narration below:

My colleague took her son to the hospital yesterday, while she was waiting to see the doctor, a 6months old baby was rushed to the hospital. 3guys raped her.
So many evil people in this world.

She will take her son to the hospital tomorrow for another checkup…I will ask her for an update.

Parents don’t leave your children with anybody, don’t trust anybody with your children. Not uncles or aunties and certainly not your neighbours.

Her tweet below:

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Nigerian Parents Arrested After Teen Son Dies During Religious Fast

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A Nigerian couple have been arrested in the US after their 15-year-old son reportedly died during a 40-day religious fast.

Kehinde Omosebi, 49, and Titilayo Omosebi, 48, of Reedsburg, were on Tuesday charged with child neglect causing death and child neglect causing great bodily harm.

The father was said to have walked to the Reedburg police station on Sunday, to report his son had died on Friday, Chief Timothy Becker said.

Investigators who went to the Omosebi home reportedly had to force their way in, as the doors was padlocked on the inside. No food was discovered in the home. They found the “extremely emaciated and deceased” teenager, and also found a gaunt 11-year-old child, along with his mother, Titilayo, who was also undernourished, according to the report.

The father, Kehinde, told authorities that the family began fasting on July 19, and that he was a “religious minister affiliated with Cornerstone Reformation Ministries,” which is believed by police to have been made up.

The mother and 11-year-old were transported to a hospital. The mother reportedly refused medical treatment due to religious reasons, and was taken to the Sauk County Jail.

The child remains in protective custody at Children’s Hospital in Madison, while, according to Becker, the parents are eating while in jail.

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This Illuminati Conspiracy Theory Of Celebrities With Black Eyes Will Shock You..

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A bizarre conspiracy theory has emerged suggesting that celebrities seen sporting a black left eye are part of the Illuminati. Former US President George W. Bush, along with the Pope, Prince Philip and Prince Andrew, have all also been photographed with black eyes.

According to some conspiracy theorists, the black left eye is part of a cult or ‘Illuminati’ high-level initiation ritual during which the pledger is said to be forced to ‘eat pain’ in a quest to become more powerful.

Author and internet radio show host Sherry Shriner –  who wrote the book Interview With The Devil, in which she claimed to converse with Lucifer – has spoken of the link between these black eyes and ‘soul scalping’.

According to Shriner, government leaders, people on TV with their own shows and hundreds of popular entertainers have sold their souls to Satan.

‘You cannot be on TV now, without signing on the dotted line. The bizarre recurrence of facial bruises on Illuminati politicians and entertainers has resulted in speculation that their souls have been replaced in a satanic ritual called “soul scalping”,’ she said.

Shriner, who died earlier this year, believed all the powerful people in the world have been soul scalped.

She said that this can one done in a number of ritualistic ways, all of which result in a ‘possession’, whereby the human soul is removed and the body taken over by the demonic entity.

In conspiracy circles, this process is also known as a ‘walk-in’. Some people believe the blackened eye is a result of soul scalping.

Meanwhile, celebrities have come up with various explanations for how they got their black eyes over the years.

The Pope was said to have hit his eye when riding through the streets of Cartagena, Columbia in the ‘Pope-mobile’ last year.

Several news reports stated that he had made a joke about the injury, saying that he’d been punched.

Conspiracy theorists have pointed out that even members of the royal family have been spotted with black eyes over the years.

Some researchers suggest a link between the bearers of black eyes to the worship of the Egyptian sun god Horus, whose left eye was black and represented the moon and whose right eye was white and represented the sun.

Culled from Daily Mail

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