Stones on CBBC

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Harry Hayfield
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Stones on CBBC

Post by Harry Hayfield » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:14 am

Over the last few years the CBBC (Children's BBC) team have been packed off every summer to various parts of the world to produce a series called "All Over the Place" which looks at some of the strange, yet true, buildings, events and locations around the world. After two series in the UK, they went on their travels to the United States (where they attempted to cook eggs on the pavement), Australia (where they found a mount, but no mountain), Asia (where they tried their hand at kung fu) and Europe (where they decided who was better, Mozart or Beethoven) before coming back to the UK which is being screened at the moment. Today's episode included the Blairgowrie Highland Games in Aberdeenshire and if you are resident in the UK, have a UK tv licence and access to the BBC iPlayer you can watch the two hosts try and match Andrew Cairney from Glasgow at the Ardblair Stones (9 stones in 39.02 seconds) Spoiler Alert: They didn't but bear this in mind, the stones weigh in order 18kg, 32lkg, 41kg, 50kg, 75kg, 90kg, 110kg, 135kg and 152kg
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