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Gavin Grey: The Dorset knob-throwing contest canned for being too popular

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Publish Date
Wed, 26 Jan 2022, 8:31pm
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Gavin Grey: The Dorset knob-throwing contest canned for being too popular

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 26 Jan 2022, 8:31pm

UK’s biscuit throwing competition is cancelled because it has become too popular. 

The Dorset knob-throwing contest involves competitors hurling a traditional Dorset knob – a hard biscuit – as far as they can.  

The record throw of 29.4 metres (96 ft) was set in 2012, but organisers say it’s become too popular for them to run themselves. 

UK Correspondent Gavin Grey joined Heather du Plessis-Allan. 

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