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At a drinking competition held in Wroxham in the week of 21st July 1810, one contestant drank 44 half-pints of porter in 55 minutes. His opponent defeated him by supping 52 half-pints in the same time. The winner then finished off a further 5 half-pints before taking to his rowing boat to return home to Horning. The loser paid for the porter.
   
 

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  The above tale of "Proof that all are not men who bear the human form" was reported nationwide, including:-
The Oxford University and City Herald,
Oxford Journal,
Kentish weekly Post and Canterbury Journal,
Bristol Mirror,
Hereford Journal,
Chester Chronicle,
Cheltenham Chronicle,
Lancaster Gazette,
Stamford Mercury
and the Norfolk Chronicle.