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Nettle-eating - and tell us about your eccentric events

Host_Ryan - One Show team | 15:53 UK time, Tuesday, 17 February 2009

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Mike Dilger paid a visit to the Bottle Inn in Dorset, home to the World Nettle Eating Championship.

As well as having a go himself, Mike explained why the stinging nasty we remember from our youth has lots of positive properties.

Nettles are great food for several species of butterfly and extracts can be used to treat arthritis, anemia, hay fever and kidney problems. They can also be used as a cooking ingredient. Click here for nettle recipes from BBC Food.

Other wacky events around the country:
Pancake Races, Olney and Spitalfields - Tues 24 February

World Coal Carrying Championships, Gawthorpe, Yorkshire - Easter Monday

Worm Charming, Willaston, Cheshire - Sat 27 June

Flounder Tramping, Palnackie, Scotland - July

But it doesn't stop there. We want to know about the wacky events happening near to you. And what uniquely British events are you planning on attending this year? Add your comments.

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