Rick “Pellet Gun” Krause took the men’s International Cherry Pit Spitting Championship this weekend with a hurl of more than 48 feet. His wife, Marlene, took home the women’s title by spitting a pit 36 feet 6 inches. The couple lives in Tuba City, Ariz.
The competition is held each year at the Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm in Eau Claire, Mich. An orchard owner started the championship 36 years ago as a joke. Now it brings contestants from around the country.