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Bottle Kicking is an ancient custom, which originated as a dispute between the English villages of Hallaton and Medbourne. Each team tries to move the bottles, on a best-of-three basis, across two streams one mile apart, by any means possible.
The contest is a rough one, with teams fighting to move the bottles over such obstacles as ditches, hedges, and barbed wire. Broken bones are not unheard-of, and emergency services are generally on standby. There are virtually no rules to the bottle-kicking, except that there is no eye-gouging, no strangling, and no use of weapons.
The festive day normally draws to a close with participants and spectators retiring to pub for drink and banter.
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