i have to admit, i had never heard of cheese racing until i saw it on neatorama. and, frankly, i’m a little surprised, after 25 years of BOTH youth ministry and backyard barbecuing, that i’ve never accidentally discovered this phenomenon myself.
according to neatorama:
The sport of cheese racing began in 1997 when a group of friends put individually-wrapped cheese slices onto a barbecue to see what would happen. To their surprise, the plastic did not melt or burn. But the cheese expanded, turning the objects into inflated pillows! The object of cheese racing is to see whose slice reaches full inflation first. Full details are at the “official homepage of the exciting cutting edge sport known as Cheese Racing.”
clearly, this has youth group summer fun potential written ALL OVER it!
ladies and gentlemen, prepare your cheese… and let the racing being!