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    Talking Winner and still Champion...Kwok Ka-ming

    HONG KONG (AP) - At the strike of a gong Monday, 12 competitors
    scrambled up a 46-foot tower covered with Chinese buns and snatched
    away, relaunching a local tradition after a 26-year break.
    Secured by safety ropes, the contestants tossed plastic-wrapped
    buns into bags on their backs as hundreds of spectators watched
    from below. The climbing sent some buns flying from the tower.
    The buns - stuffed with lotus seed paste - were divided into
    three zones, with the higher buns worth more points. The competitor
    racking up the most points in three minutes was the winner.
    The victor had climbing in his blood. Kwok Ka-ming, who scored
    453 points - 30 more than his closest competitor - is a firefighter
    by trade.

    "This win is unexpected," Kwok said. "When I got up there, I
    found it was very difficult. Up there you can't hear anything. I
    just focused on snatching."
    The bun-snatching contest on the suburban island of Cheung Chau
    was canceled after a bun tower collapsed in 1978, injuring 100
    people.
    Officials revived the tradition, part of an annual "bun
    festival," this year after implementing improved safety measures.
    Workers built a sturdier tower and bun snatchers received
    mountaineering training. A preliminary competition reduced the pool
    of climbers to 12 finalists.
    The festival originated hundreds of years ago when Cheung Chau
    residents dressed up as gods to ward off evil spirits they believed
    to be responsible for a plague, according to one account.
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    Kwok Ka-ming, is a firefighter
    by trade.
    He must be one of those crazy truckie types.




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    Bun snatching... hahhaha
    I hope they don't eat those after.
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    Originally posted by paris04
    Bun snatching... hahhaha
    I hope they don't eat those after.
    Next stop, Baltimore, July 24th. They'll be plenty of buns down there to get after.
    Jim
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