There are times when it seems as though the world is in flames. These are the times when we must remember that humankind occasionally stops to cheer on people who show up for the World Bog Snorkeling Championships held in the Waen Rhydd peat bog in Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales over the weekend.
Competitors, without using traditional swimming strokes, must swim along a 60-yard trench through a peat bog.
About the blogger
Bob Collins retired from Minnesota Public Radio in 2019 after 12 years of writing NewsCut and pointing out to complainants that posts weren’t news stories. A son of Massachusetts, he was a news editor 1992-1998, created the MPR News regional website in 1999, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.