Honiton Hot Pennies Ceremony

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At the beginning landed gentry took pleasure in throwing hot chestnuts from windows to local peasants and over time these gave way to hot pennies, a seemingly philanthropic gesture resulting in burns (until the peasants figured out to wear gloves or use a cloth to pick the pennies up).


It is surprising that such festivities haven’t been organized by the ATLA (American Trial Lawyers’ Ass’n.). Imagine the liability!

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