Think the world is going down the tubes? Well here's an improvement, competitors at the Pinewood Derby can now drink beer.

Okay, so this is not a sanctioned Cub Scout event; there's no upper age limit so most of the competitors are old enough to drink. Those who currently belong to the Cub Scouts are too young to drink beer, but that doesn't mean they can't compete with their elders, many of whom have fond memories of building Pinewood Derby cars and continue to compete in events where cars made from blocks of wood are rolled down a track.

I'm kind of surprised how high-tech Pinewood Derby has become. Electronic timing? Aluminum tracks? If they could do all that, why couldn't they get rid of those horrible plastic wheels?