Stopping the hornuss in flight
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Hornussen is sport played in Switzerland. Its name comes from the puck which is called a "Hornuss" (hornet) or "Nouss". When hit, the hornuss can whizz through the air at up to 300 km/h (186.4 mph) and creates a buzzing sound. It is a team sport, played between two teams of 16-20 players. Teams take turns to see how far they can hit the hornuss, while the other team attempts to stop it in the air with a type of bat, called a "schindel".
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- "Hornussen - Where the Nouss flies from the ramp and into the playing field". MySwitzerland.com.
- "Hornussen - Living traditions". www.lebendigetraditionen.ch.