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Man pushes vegetable up mountain with his nose






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People do crazy things for charity. The latest stunt came from an English man who pushed a Brussels sprout with his nose up the highest mountain in Wales. He wanted to raise $8,500 for a cancer charity. Stuart Kettell, 49, said he loves challenges for charity. He has also walked 800 kilometers on stilts and sat in a box for a week. He said he has seen "the amazing work" the cancer charity does, both for patients and their family and friends. He said: "People’s cancer stories inspire me even more to carry on, and my challenges are going to get even more crazy."

Mr Kettell took three days to push the Brussels sprout up the 1,085m-high mountain. He wore a special mask so he wouldn't scrape the skin off his face. He practised by pushing a Brussels sprout around his garden. He chose a sprout about the size of a table-tennis ball for his mountain challenge. He said a larger one would not fall down cracks. He spent three days on his hands and knees with his nose just above the ground. He said there was "a huge amount of pain" in his knees, wrists and back. He was happy because he reached the summit and he raised money.

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