Saturday, August 30, 2008
An Important Announcement from BBC News
Now that both McCain and Obama have told the world who their running mates will be, it is time to take a break and report on the most significant news story from BBC this year: Willie Robertson is this year's champion at the World Haggis Eating Championship in Perthshire, Scotland. He wolfed down a one-pound haggis in only 2 minutes and five seconds.
Haggis is a traditional Scottish food made from sheep innards, oatmeal, and spices (organizers are considering a vegetarian version in the future). Contestants are only allowed to use plastic forks and knives, and are provided with beer to wash down the food. Robertson, who also won in 2004, received a trophy and a bottle of whisky.