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Shearing Olympics Lacks Shaggy Sheep
Originally published on Tue March 25, 2014 7:33 am
LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:
Good morning, I'm Linda Wertheimer.
Thousands of athletes wanted to compete in the Winter Olympics. The Olympics of sheep shearing has a different problem: Ireland's Golden Shears World Championship suffers from a shortage of shaggy sheep. It's a seasonal thing, spring is a time to sell shaggy sheep. Organizers have 5,000 so far but they need six. So they're making farmers an offer: haircuts for year-old ewes - free.
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