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The Blindfold Mowing Olympics

Since Detroit is short of funding for city services, a group of volunteers called the Detroit Mower Gang has been taking care of trimming the grass at city parks and playgrounds. Last Wednesday, they staged a competition they called the Blindfold Mowing Olympics. Each mower vied to see who could cut the straightest line while mowing through overgrown Hammerberg Field without being able to see. The competitors were astonished at how crooked their completed lines were. Two of them even crossed each other’s paths, but luckily not at the same time.

“Safer than a Blindfold Weed Whacker Competition,” said Stephen Cook of Detroit.

Did we mention the drinking commenced after the mowing was done?

Jim Coffman was declared the winner with a crooked line, just not as crooked as the others. Then the entire field was mowed, leaving ten acres that children can now play on. -via Fark

(Image credit: Detroit Mower Gang at Facebook)


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