• Short Summary

    72 entrants, including 6 women, took part in a cigar-smoking competition at Delft, Holland, Mar 7, and smoked with utmost concentration to accumulate as long an unbroken ash as possible.

  • Description

    72 entrants, including 6 women, took part in a cigar-smoking competition at Delft, Holland, Mar 7, and smoked with utmost concentration to accumulate as long an unbroken ash as possible.

    The winner, Mr. Van Berg, of Delft, took over an hour to smoke his cigar - all cigars were 110mm long - and achieved 102mm of unbroken ash (the record for Holland is 106mm). Twenty-nine years old, he started smoking at 18 and says he smokes "to pass the time pleasantly".

    The youngest competitor was a girl of 17 - she managed to accumulate 89mm of ash. The oldest competitor was a man of 78.

    Many techniques were to be seen: some competitors smoked as slowly as possible, others preferred quickly smoking and some sat in chairs, with their cigars in a horizontal position. Others lay on the floor to keep the cigar vertical and to help to prevent, they hoped, the ash from breaking off.

    First prize was an electrically heated cigar caskets - filled with choice cigars.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2I9PRVDIQAODYQ1TBBXQTVST1
    Media URN:
    VLVA2I9PRVDIQAODYQ1TBBXQTVST1
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/03/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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