The World Pooh Sticks Championships

The unusually named sport of Pooh-Sticks comes from the popular children's stories of Winnie the Pooh. Not only is the name a little unusual, so is the sport. It involves standing on a bridge and dropping your stick in the water, then racing to the other side to see who’s stick goes the fastest. Wow, what excitement.

Pooh Sticks started when a lock-keeper noticed walkers throwing their sticks into the river and rushing to the other side of the bridge to see whose stick emerged first. This gave her the idea of creating a fundraising event using this sport, and so the World Pooh Sticks Championships was born.

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