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Husband and wife claim spit honours

Published 04/07/2010 | 07:21

A US husband and wife took top honours for the second straight year at the annual cherry seed spitting competition in southwestern Michigan.

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Rick "Pellet Gun" Krause spit a seed 51ft 3in for his 16th win at the International Cherry Pit Spitting Championship.

Organisers said Mr Krause entered on a motorcycle, dropped to his knees in the spitter's box and ejected the winning seed.

His wife, Ms Marlene, took first place in the women's contest, spitting a seed 34ft 6in. It was her seventh win.

The Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm hosts the event. Orchard owner Herb Teichman launched the competition as a lark 37 years ago, but it now attracts competitors from the US and beyond.

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