Memorial Day weekend is a time to celebrate precious American pastimes like fishing, camping, barbecuing, or visiting the grave of a loved one.
But in England, apparently, this weekend is also a good time to run like a crazy person down a crowded muddy hill chasing ... wait for it ... cheese.
I have to say that as ridiculous as the grand old sport of cheese rolling sounds (and really, people have been doing this for two centuries), there is a part of me that finds this appealing.
First off, as an adult, I feel that I am unfairly deprived of chances to get extremely muddy for no apparent reason, while still maintaining a good reputation amongst my peers.
Second, I like cheese. I mean, who doesn't?
Anyways, if you're thinking of creating a new tradition of cheese rolling in your family, read this first.