Urban beach going, sneezing and tombstoning are part of new summer rituals developing in Britain, the BBC reports in a slightly quirky article.

Urban beach going, sneezing and tombstoning are part of new summer rituals developing in Britain, the BBC reports in a slightly quirky article. They say that alongside the time-honored traditions are emerging trends that say much about Britain in the 21st Century. Summer pursuits include:

* Mega Maize Mazes

In a maize maze, visitors wind through paths carved between corn stalks, as high as 9ft (2.75m), which form a design covering several acres. Think interactive crop circle.

* Tombstoning:

“Tombstoning is quite a new term that has been attached to the practice of jumping from a height into the water,” says Jo Stagg, of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents. The basic technique is to jump, feet first, into a body of water from some high point, like a cliff.

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