by Mark Lowton on 03/01/12 at 6:23 amBristol(UK) - (SatireWorld.com)
No one knows exactly how 'Dung Rolling' started in Africa, but it is thought that early settlers became fascinated with a species of scarab that rolls a large ball of animal dung around from place to place. It is commonly known as a Dung Beetle.
Historians believe the sport evolved out of pure boredom by early settlers and also it gave Cape-towners a chance to have an indigenous activity found nowhere else!
Today, Cape-towners enjoy a rollicking sport of competitive dung rolling, complete with sanctioned meets, large marching bands, and of course….The Dungeroos! A very popular 12-girl cheerleading team that completely strips everytime the home team scores a point!
The popularity has even reached the new world in Port Dover, Ontario. In Port Dover, the popular 'Dungbeetles' is a bar and grill where you can watch live Dung Rolling matches from around the world. Soon, dung rolling will be officially starting up in the UK with 25 teams already sanctioned, one of which has HRH Prince William as the starting 'pivot position' player. HIs team has recntly registered as the Poopie-Pants Punters.
The game is similar to soccer, except kicking the Dung Roll is forbidden. It must be rolled along by foot toward the goal. Stomping an opponents dung ball is allowed and is called a 'sticky foot'. The goal is a 2 meter hoop half-buried in the ground.
The dung is gathered from where ever the participant wants to get it. It must be the size of a common soccer ball and weight at least 10 pounds. The core must be a density of .45, which is the consistency of whipped cream. The outer 'crust' must be at least 2 inches thick and must be dried with an approved dung ball drier. Hands and feet can be used to propel the dung ball to the goal.
Each team player can only roll their own ball and all players compete as a team versus another team's collective offensive effort. First to score 10 points is considered the winner and the loser must replace the main dung ingredient lost by the winning team.
Be prepared! Dung Rolling is messy both for the player and for the crowd watching. It is physically rougher than Rugby and certainly more filthy than American football. Eye goggles and mouth coverings are suggested. Be ready to vigorously shower afterwards, especially before social engagements.
All across Europe young men everywhere have left their soccer ball and teams behind to indulge themselves in this new competitive sport. In Britain alone, soccer equipment sales have plummeted as eager young men rush out to buy plastic ponchos, eye protection, and stiff rubber boots.
To form a team, please contact www.Ikickthepoo.web