September 26, 2003
The Cincinnati Enquirer reported that the organizers of a cow chip bingo game had everything they needed ? except the cows. However, the organization sponsoring the game did have sheep, so sheep were used as emergency replacements and the game went on.
Cow chip bingo has become a popular fundraiser in rural areas. A field is divided into small squares and people purchase ?deeds? to the squares. The first square to get cow dung (or sheep in this case) deposited on it earns the owner a cash prize.
It took just 23 minutes for one of the three sheep to make a deposit. The owner of the winning square donated his $750 prize to charities.