Caber Pass

24 Jul

Just one of those random facts I was unaware of (emphasis mine):

The caber toss is a traditional Scottish athletic event practised at the Scottish Highland Games involving the tossing of a large wooden pole called a caber, similar to a telephone pole or power pole. It is said to have developed from the need to toss logs across narrow chasms to cross them. – Wikipedia

Did everyone carry their own personal bridge back then, or was there a fellow, the caber-man, who came around to a special whistle and chucked his timber across stymieing streams?

This strikes me as a rationalization for something a muscled Scotsman actually originated with the statement “Hey, watch this!”

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2 Responses to “Caber Pass”

  1. bmj2k July 25, 2010 at 00:21 #

    Assuming your title is a pun on Khyber Pass, great title. If it isn’t, oops, sorry.

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