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“Eyewitness News” - Waxahachie Cabrito Cook-Off (1976)

Jim Ruddy

Sound | 1976

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  •  Footage from the cow chip tossing contest 
  •  Cow chip toss contestant Mike Drain demonstrates the proper technique for tossing a cow chip 
  •  Dick Thompson, another cow chip toss contestant, warns against the dangers of picking-up a cow chip that might be too fresh 
  •  Les Spear shows reporter Jim Ruddy how to select the perfect cow chip for tossing 
  •  Footage from the goat pill flipping contest 
  •  Tom Cea, a self-proclaimed semi-professional goat pill flipper, gives a few tips for flipping a goat pill 
  •  Footage from the tobacco spitting contest 
  •  Footage from the goat hollering contest 
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In this segment, taped for KDFW’s “Eyewitness News” in 1976, Dallas-based reporter Jim Ruddy covers a cabrito cook-off in Waxahachie, Texas. Within the segment is footage from several of the day’s competitive events, including cow chip tossing, goat pill flipping, tobacco spitting, and goat hollering. Also featured are interviews with several of the competitors, a few of whom demonstrate the proper technique for tossing a cow chip or flipping a goat pill.