|The Egg Dance|
Very few times of pleasure and joy existed. Love, sex, family, and successful amounts of food to eat were about it. But there had to be more to life.
Communities pulled together in whatever hell was going on around them. With this unity and great imagination, they found other ways to raise their joy in different ways.
The English are truly creative in this. I know that all countries are as well, but the information on the English is readily available. Crazy people, them.
Cooper's Hill Cheese Rolling and Wake: Competitors must race down a steep hill, chasing and trying to catch a round of cheese (preferably a double Gloucester cheese) as it rolls and plummets to the bottom of the hill.
Dwile Flonking: Competitors use a pole to launch beer-soaked cloth at opponents. Missing a target twice results in the flonker must quickly down a pot/pint of ale before the opposing team can pass a soaked cloth to each other.
Ferret Legging: Ferrets are trapped in trousers worn by the participant. The winner is the last one to release his/her ferret.
Wellie Wanging: Competitors must hurl a Wellington boot as far as possible within boundary lines from a running or standing start.
Shin-Kicking or hacking or purring (from the early 17th century): Two contestants attempt to kick each other in the shins, to force their opponent to the ground.
Numerous YouTube videos are available to elaborate on these games. Although these community games date back centuries, interest has resurged and have developed a following along with rules and awards.
YouTube Shin Kicking Championship 2019
hosted by Glouscester
History has taken some detours and games have evolved. Good or bad. But people have always known how to party.