We sent 11 uncaptioned photos of traditional Scottish activities, foods, and events to Buzz Feed offices in Mexico, New York, Russia, Washington DC, Canada, Brazil, and London, and asked them to write down the first thing that came into their heads. This is what they said: Every year in Kelty, Fife, people sign up to race 1km through the town centre carrying a sack of coal. Paul (Canada): I don't know what this woman did to be forced to carry the Sack of Shame while being exiled from her village, but I'm sure it was very serious.
John (Washington, DC): I can't believe there are at least 75 people in Scotland willing to run with a sack of coal.
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Julia (New York): This is how garbage is collected in Scotland.
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It takes a really long time and uses a lot of resources, but all of the people in the towns have a really fun time cheering their garbage collectors. A caber toss is a traditional Scottish Highland Games event that involves throwing a 5.94m tall pole as far as possible.
Rebecca (London): This looks like an extremely effective way to move coal, actually. Dan (London): That's a regular-sized branch, but a very tiny man. Gustavo (Mexico): Is this some kind of mating ritual?