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cultural vandal | by maryann johanson

English school summer fete photo of the day: maggot racing


This past Saturday, I had the honor of attending the summer fete — fun-and-fundraising festivities — at a primary school in Leicestershire. It was my first such event, and now I truly feel that I have experienced English life in all its glory. Including the maggot racing. 50p a go; if your maggot wins, you win £1.

Yes, those were real maggots:


And yes, that was an official maggot-racing board. I never knew such things existed, and now I do.

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