Picks and Pans Review: Cow Chip Throwing Contest, Chatham, Ill. (aug. 22).

updated 07/13/1981 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 07/13/1981 AT 01:00 AM EDT

This event stems from the early American custom of gathering dried "meadow muffins" for firewood and pitching them onto the nearest wagon. The one whose chip flies the farthest (the record is 273 feet) is named best bull chip artist. Heh-heh.

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