A long way back some Norwegian people settled in Minnesota with their peculiar language. Some words stuck, like “uff da” meaning “I am overwhelmed”. We gather local lads and lasses liked to climb a hill nearby. They must have been consumed by the experience because they called it Uff da Hill (as in honey, shall we go uff da hill again).

Crazy people gather every year outside Springfield. Then they run round the hill and up and down it while the locals throw cups of colored water at them as they pass. We can think of better reasons to go uff da hill than that. The wildlife must be something else!