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Cooper’s Hill Cheese Rolling and Wake, England
“Early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese” does not hold true in case of Cooper’s Hill Cheese Rolling held on the last Monday of May in Gloucestershire, England.
The winner gets the cheese in a race where participants race down a steep hill to chase a piece of cheese which gets a head start.
The person who crosses the finish line first gets the dairy prize. The event has been in place since the 1800s, but was officially canceled in 2010.
However, an unofficial race continues to be held every year. The highest toll of injury was reported in 1997 when 33 participants got injured while tumbling down the hill.