The English farmer, Simon Sleigh, has broken the world record for eating stinging nettles. The nettles were laid out in lines and the competitors worked along them, eating as many nettles as possible within one hour.
Simon Sleigh thus becomes the world champion eater of stinging nettles. The event took place at a bar in the village of Marshwood, although it is not clear whether Sleigh started drinking before, or after, his exploit.
John ASHTEAD PRAVDA.Ru LONDON UNITED KINGDOM
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