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Post by Ben Reilly on Sun Dec 29, 2013 5:24 pm

The riders begin preparing for the event the night of October 31. A chicken is sacrificed to bless the sandy track that snakes up a central road, and the competitors vow to abstain from sex. They spend the entire night drinking Gallo beer and a potent Guatemalan liquor called Quetzalteca. By the time the race begins the next morning, the riders are already intoxicated, and they’ll spend the rest of the day getting even more wasted—it’s what the ceremony demands—while riding back and forth on a track that goes from one end of the village to the other.

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Post by Lurker on Sun Dec 29, 2013 5:58 pm

There is a similar Cajan ritual in Louisiana during Mardi Gras.

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Post by Ben Reilly on Wed May 08, 2019 9:31 pm

Speaking of which, not many people know that there used to be just chicks and hens. Eventually somebody thought there should be an umbrella term for both, so they called them "chick-hens" which was gradually shortened to our modern-day term "chicken" by ...


None other than Sir Winston Churchill himself.

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Post by eddie on Wed May 08, 2019 9:33 pm

Ben Reilly wrote:Speaking of which, not many people know that there used to be just chicks and hens. Eventually somebody thought there should be an umbrella term for both, so they called them "chick-hens" which was gradually shortened to our modern-day term "chicken" by ...


None other than Sir Winston Churchill himself.

You speak some utter tosh. The word “chicken” was invented by the Egg himself.
You are a chicken shit.

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