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Kicking cans, ticking time bombs


“Kicking the can” is often played in the street. In most versions of the game, someone kicks the can and the person who is ‘it’ has to retrieve the can before he can chase the other players. Kicking the can as far down the road as possible gives the other players the maximum possible time to hide or scatter or whatever is required. The game is one of skill, strategy and stealth as well as fleetness.
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Time bomb: 1: a bomb so made as to explode at a predete