The British held the World Egg Throwing Championship

The British held the World Egg Throwing Championship

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It is believed that egg throwing as a sport appeared as early as 1322, when a new abbot was appointed to the parish of Swoton by royal order. They say that he was the only one who had chickens, and he invited his parishioners by giving everyone an egg for each trip to church. However, when the river Eau overflowed its banks, people could not get into the church, and the monks began to throw eggs to the peasants waiting for them. It is also said that when the flood intensified, the monks had to use small "catapults" to cover such a long distance. It was from here that the tradition of throwing eggs began, which is still remembered and revered in Britain.

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The British held the World Egg Throwing Championship

The British held the World Egg Throwing Championship

1. A participant in the egg throwing championship tries his hand and luck in the discipline of "Russian Roulette" near Swanton, Lincolnshire. (Lindsey Parnaby / PA Wire)

The British held the World Egg Throwing Championship

2. In the Russian Roulette competition, both hard-boiled eggs and raw eggs are used, and the one who manages to break the raw egg on his forehead first in time loses. (Lindsey Parnaby / PA Wire)

The British held the World Egg Throwing Championship

3. And this is a discipline in which you need to catch an egg from a distance of 45 meters without breaking it. (Lindsey Parnaby / PA Wire)

The British held the World Egg Throwing Championship

4. One of the participants after the "Russian Roulette". (Lindsey Parnaby / PA Wire)

The British held the World Egg Throwing Championship

5. Two people participate in the "Russian Roulette". They break the eggs on the head in turn. Whoever finds the raw egg first loses. (Lindsey Parnaby / PA Wire)

The British held the World Egg Throwing Championship

6. Usually, a box with six eggs is placed in front of the participants — 5 boiled, 1 raw. (Lindsey Parnaby / PA Wire)

The British held the World Egg Throwing Championship

7. It's clear who won. (Lindsey Parnaby / PA Wire)

The British held the World Egg Throwing Championship

8. Fu-u-u-u... (Lindsey Parnaby / PA Wire)

The British held the World Egg Throwing Championship

9. Tom Garrison is the winner in the discipline of throwing eggs at 45 meters in 2013 and 2014. (Lindsey Parnaby / PA Wire)

The British held the World Egg Throwing Championship

10. Spectacular shot. (Lindsey Parnaby / PA Wire)

The British held the World Egg Throwing Championship

11. The egg throwing competition is in full swing. (Lindsey Parnaby / PA Wire)

The British held the World Egg Throwing Championship

12. Will you be lucky or not? (Lindsey Parnaby / PA Wire)

The British held the World Egg Throwing Championship

13. Eh, it crashed. (Lindsey Parnaby / PA Wire)

The British held the World Egg Throwing Championship

14. And this discipline is called "Catapult". You need to get into the opponent's team with the help of such a simple device. (Lindsey Parnaby / PA Wire)

The British held the World Egg Throwing Championship

15. They have fun here. (Lindsey Parnaby / PA Wire)

The British held the World Egg Throwing Championship

16. The discipline of throwing eggs at 45 meters. (Lindsey Parnaby / PA Wire)

The British held the World Egg Throwing Championship

17. "If only it didn't break, if only it didn't break"... (Lindsey Parnaby / PA Wire)

The British held the World Egg Throwing Championship

18. There are 2 people in the team: one throws, the second catches. (Lindsey Parnaby / PA Wire)

The British held the World Egg Throwing Championship

19. Four-year-old Matthew Dakin plays with an egg. Probably a future participant of the championship. (Lindsey Parnaby / PA Wire)

The British held the World Egg Throwing Championship

20. Tom Harrison rejoices at his victory in the discipline of throwing eggs at 45 meters. We can say that he is already a two-time champion. (Lindsey Parnaby / PA Wire)

The British held the World Egg Throwing Championship

21. Discipline "Catapult". (Lindsey Parnaby / PA Wire)

The British held the World Egg Throwing Championship

22. Not to get dirty will not work. (Lindsey Parnaby / PA Wire)

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