Today in fringe sports: eel-tossing

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LONDON — For more than 30 years, crowds have flocked to the small English fishing village of Lyme Regis to watch an annual tradition -- two teams of fishermen standing on wooden platforms as human bowling pins, hurling a dead giant eel at each other. But the ritual was abruptly abandoned after an animal rights activist threatened to draw negative publicity to the latest tournament, organizers said Saturday.

There's still plenty of time to enter our contest by inventing a sport that's even more absurd than eel-tossing, or as it's known to its fans, "conger cuddling." Deadline is Friday at 6 EDT.

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