Pea shooters take aim for world championship glory in Cambridgeshire, England. Kilmeny Duchardt reports.
REPORTER: It's not just something you do when you're a kid at the dinner table and you don't want to eat your vegetables. Or a prank you pull when your teacher isn't looking. No. Pea shooting has been crafted into a noble art which draws competitors of all ages who are aiming for the bullseye. And this year's world championship in Cambridgeshire, England brought some top talent like professional Rob Breslaw.
ROB BRESLAW, WINNER, MEN'S DIVISION: "Well you have to be a true athlete. It's like darts, you know you have to have a very good eye, determination and practice. You have to be here at least ten minutes before to have a good go at the boards."
REPORTER: Shooters must stand twelve feet or almost four meters from the target, which is smeared with wet putty. If a pea hits the board and falls, it doesn't count. Competitors get five peas to score as many points as they can within the rings. Finalists get ten. Rob Breslaw won in the men's shoot-out, making him and women's champion Julie Bissmire, two peas in the winning pod. Kilmeny Duchardt, Reuters.
1. If you say that two people or things are like two peas in a pod, you mean they are very similar. • You can tell they're brothers at a glance - they're like two peas in a pod.
2. If an activity is like shelling peas, it is very easy for you. • For Adam, learning to ski was like shelling peas.
3. A pea-brained person is very stupid. • Take no notice - he's just a pea-brained idiot.