A Running of the Hogs?The hogs were more volatile than usual, particularly because they had not been fed the night before. Traditionally, farmers let their hogs “fast” the night before the Running of the Hogs event, which was scheduled to take place that same day.The Running of the Hogs is a relatively new Cedar Rapids tradition, modeled after the Running of the Bulls in Spain. Local farmers enter only their strongest and feistiest hogs in the running. Only the bravest Cedar Rapids residents dare to run alongside them.Unfortunately, some of the Cedar Rapids children proved to be no match for these angry and hungry hogs. The incident left 7 children hospitalized, 2 in critical condition.
Could a wheel cleaner have saved them?It’s considered something of a old cheat in the world of tractor tire rides, but some experts swear by using wheel cleaner to make the wheels roll faster and stay on course.One team of tractor tire racers was eventually banned for using a substance called Ultima Wheel Cleaner Gel. Originally designed for heavily soiled wheels, competitive tire racers discovered its lubricating properties work wonders in races.