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Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Vincent Pilkington from Cootehill, who is the world's fastest turkey-plucker, has retired from the world of competitive plucking, having recently reached his sixtieth birthday. And Vincent finished his career by helping to raise funds for the town's senior citizens, and was able to take his time over it. Almost thirty years ago he set a world record when he stripped a turkey in only ninety seconds, and his record has never been beaten. Now, however, he feels the job is becoming too hard, what with killing and plucking turkeys, and he has decided to call it a day.

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