Sunday, September 21, 2008

The great Cabbage Chuck

Things you learn: a trebuchet is not the same as a catapult, and trebuchet enthusiasts will make sure you know the difference.

Shiocton is known for its cabbage-growing. Apparently they have a big surplus at the end of the season because they end up wasting a bunch by having this contest to see who can launch a head the farthest.

Cabbages sit ready for chucking, as trebuchet crews prepare their machines at the St. Denis World Championship Cabbage Chuck at Shiocton Lake Park in Shiocton, Wis., Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008.
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