Around the world there are a number of odd sports/pastimes. One of these is Cooper's Hill Cheese-Rolling and Wake, which involves chasing a 7–9 pounds (3.2–4.1 kilograms) round of Double Gloucestercheese down a rather steep hill in England, with the aim of catching it. The Cheese can reach up to 70 miles per hour.
The first written evidence of cheese rolling is found from a message written to the Gloucester town crier in 1826, though even then it was apparent the event was an old tradition. This ceremony originally took place each Whit Monday, before it later transferred to the Spring Bank Holiday. In 1993, fifteen people were injured, four seriously.