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  • Check out a crazy traditional competition in Oklahoma this spring


    Something stinky is going on in Beaver County, Oklahoma, that may just pique the curiously of adventurous travelers. This locale is home to the World Champion Cow Chip Throw, which takes places every spring and the coordinators encourages visitors to witness the unique and wild event.

    Even though the idea of flinging cow manure may seem silly, there are official rules that participants must adhere to. Each player has two chips selected from a pre-screened pile, according to the town's website. Judges measure the length of each throw and declare winners after everyone has hurled their chips twice. Last year, the farthest projectile thrown was by Jon Elfers, whose manure flew through the air for nearly 150 feet.

    While in town for this unusual event, travellers can also enjoy some of the region's natural beauty, including Beaver Dunes Park. According to the state's tourism website, this large, sandy expanse stretches for more than 500 miles of hills, valleys and fields. One of the most popular pastimes to try in the park is to rent a dune buggy and conquer the sandy slopes.

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