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Climbing a Slippery Pole

Surprisingly the sporting event of climbing a greased-up slippery pole is quite common around the world. These traditional events are essentially the same - there is a long pole covered in grease, lard, or some other lubricant, and participants attempt to climb or walk along the pole to get to the other end, where there may be a prize or flag to recover.

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Here is only a small sample of the greasy pole events held around the world:

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