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Beat 360° 2/21/12
Competitors flip their pancakes while running their heat February 21, 2012 during the annual Washington National Cathedral Pancake Race in Washington, DC. The races are a celebration of the British tradition of 'Pancake Day' as Mardi Gras is known there, to mark the last day before the beginning of Lent. (Photo credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images
February 21st, 2012
04:20 PM ET

Beat 360° 2/21/12

Ready for today's Beat 360°? We post a picture, and you provide the caption in the comments section below. Our staff will join in, too. Tune in tonight at 8 and 10 p.m. ET to see if yours is our favorite!

Congratulations to the winner!

Staff:
"Flip-flopping in Washington takes on a whole new meaning."
Ella

Viewer:
"Stay behind the yellow tape sir, these are presidential pancakes."
Tracey

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soundoff (188 Responses)
  1. Diana

    Eat your heart out John Travolta!

    February 21, 2012 at 5:13 pm |
  2. George Tataje

    the hoops that we all wish congress would go through just to get paid...

    February 21, 2012 at 5:12 pm |
  3. Caroline Garner

    In today's tough economy, even well-dressed top executives are resorting to pan-handling.

    February 21, 2012 at 5:11 pm |
  4. Emily Ditsch

    Hurry! The Capitol promised they'd actually attempt to compromise if we get breakfast to them on time!

    February 21, 2012 at 5:09 pm |
  5. Myrna Lacy

    Secret Service? No I am NOT! I'm just flippin' the Prez's pancake!

    February 21, 2012 at 5:08 pm |
  6. Susan Strauss

    Holy Flippin Fun Race!

    February 21, 2012 at 5:08 pm |
  7. Peg Walden

    The escaped pancake silently rolls behind, unnoticed, and praying these men will all give up carbs for Lent!

    February 21, 2012 at 5:04 pm |
  8. Michelle Devlin

    "Move over Aunt Jemina! There's a new flapjack Daddy in town and his name is Bond. James Bond.
    ... the secret to my batter? Elementary my dear Watson...it's shaken...not stirred!!!"

    February 21, 2012 at 5:03 pm |
  9. Barbara P

    Joe was convinced that hiding his steely gaze behind his Foster Grants and using hand signals to further encourage accuracy...that he could ace this contest and take home the Griddle of His Dreams.....

    February 21, 2012 at 5:03 pm |
  10. wendi smith

    training day for the secret service.

    February 21, 2012 at 5:02 pm |
  11. Karla

    Run, run as fast as you can! You can't catch me I'm the Gingerbread Man! 🙂

    February 21, 2012 at 5:00 pm |
  12. Barbara Bean

    Just another "flip flop" day in politics!

    February 21, 2012 at 5:00 pm |
  13. Anita Powers

    The Secret Service guys miss the Clinton years when they would jog to McDonalds for breakfast!

    February 21, 2012 at 5:00 pm |
  14. Michelle Devlin

    "Move Over Aunt Jemima! There's a new flapjack daddy in town and his name is Bond. James Bond.
    ....And the secret to my batter? Elementary my dear Watson, it's shaken, not stirred! "

    February 21, 2012 at 5:00 pm |
  15. Vicki Cooper

    This is what you call fast food!!!!!!!!!!

    February 21, 2012 at 5:00 pm |
  16. Helen McCarty

    JUMPIN "flapjacks" .....is a gas gas gas......

    February 21, 2012 at 4:59 pm |
  17. Beverly Koribanics

    Flipping pancakes outside The International House Of Pancakes in D.C. does NOT make you a U.N. DIPLOMAT!

    February 21, 2012 at 4:59 pm |
  18. Dimitri Corcino

    I'm too sexy for this tie.

    February 21, 2012 at 4:58 pm |
  19. Dimitri Corcino

    I'm to sexy for this tie.

    February 21, 2012 at 4:58 pm |
  20. Kalon

    Coming this fall : CSI Washington, where there are too many 'crooks' in the kitchen.

    February 21, 2012 at 4:57 pm |
  21. Russell Parrott

    The left is flip flopping again....

    February 21, 2012 at 4:56 pm |
  22. Anita Powers

    The Secret Service guys are sure missing the Clinton years when they would all just jog to McDonalds for breakfast!

    February 21, 2012 at 4:56 pm |
  23. Joni Robbins

    "Hurry up and get the pancakes with syrup and whipped cream before Michelle Obama sees us"

    February 21, 2012 at 4:56 pm |
  24. L Carilo

    "When a pancake comes along... you must flip it!" *Devo*

    February 21, 2012 at 4:56 pm |
  25. Clara Bird

    I'm Bringing Sexy Back

    February 21, 2012 at 4:55 pm |
  26. Patti Powers

    Hurry, hurry Anderson doesn't like his food cold!!!!

    February 21, 2012 at 4:54 pm |
  27. Brandon K. Mason, MI

    Eating on the run...food in no time flat..the road to healthier living

    February 21, 2012 at 4:54 pm |
  28. Clara Bird

    I'm Sexy and I Know It

    February 21, 2012 at 4:54 pm |
  29. Stephanie

    Hey Girl, watch this. Let's flip some cakes together!

    February 21, 2012 at 4:53 pm |
  30. Sara

    America's equivalent to Spain's running of the bulls.

    February 21, 2012 at 4:52 pm |
  31. Joni Robbins

    "Hurry and eat the pancakes before Michelle Obama catches us."

    February 21, 2012 at 4:52 pm |
  32. Mark Reeves

    I see we never get to old for summer camp relay races...even in Dc!

    February 21, 2012 at 4:50 pm |
  33. Lisa P

    Like a well trained dog, this man's pancake tales directions and flips on cue, allowing for their smooth glide to victory this year: He points, and the pancake flips laterally on command! Amazing!

    February 21, 2012 at 4:50 pm |
  34. Steph

    Who needs glitter bombs when you can have pancake bombs! Much tastier too! 🙂

    February 21, 2012 at 4:50 pm |
  35. Joshua Sherretts

    But Mr. President...you forgot your breakfast!

    February 21, 2012 at 4:49 pm |
  36. Angela Easter

    Move outta the way, pancakes coming!

    February 21, 2012 at 4:48 pm |
  37. Dunia Magnusson

    watch out to your right!!! Mitt is catching up to you.

    February 21, 2012 at 4:47 pm |
  38. Wanda English Blair

    I pray Aunt Jemima is waiting at the finish line....these cakes are gonna need her blessing.

    February 21, 2012 at 4:47 pm |
  39. Lauren Bradshaw

    For just one day each year, the flip-flopping in Washington is both literal and figurative.

    February 21, 2012 at 4:46 pm |
  40. Ammiel Ramlogan

    Mardi Gras in Secret service outfit!

    February 21, 2012 at 4:46 pm |
  41. Richard Blancas

    The Weather Girls got it WRONG! IT'S RAINING PANCAKES!

    February 21, 2012 at 4:45 pm |
  42. Christopher Krause

    Heads... Romney. Tails... Santorum. But wait, Gingrich is rolling in from the rear! Tales from a flippin' close primary...

    February 21, 2012 at 4:45 pm |
  43. Leah

    What happens when the Apprentice meets Kitchen Nightmares.....

    February 21, 2012 at 4:45 pm |
  44. Tim Gibson

    My pancake brings all the boys to the yard, and their like it's better than yours.

    Tim Gibson
    San Diego, CA

    February 21, 2012 at 4:45 pm |
  45. Ralonda Ivy Smith

    "This is cheaper than flipping houses!"

    February 21, 2012 at 4:44 pm |
  46. Gwen Scott

    I'm really upset that you think these khakis make me look chubby.

    February 21, 2012 at 4:43 pm |
  47. ABanksjr

    Fast food... Indeed

    February 21, 2012 at 4:43 pm |
  48. King John Pascual

    Stocks for General Mills better go up after this...

    February 21, 2012 at 4:42 pm |
  49. Erique Von Warth

    **In Horse Race Announcers Voice**.....And coming into the last turn, it's "I.H.O.P.'s Surprise" easily taking the lead into the final stretch!...It has been many years since we have seen such a Triple Crown Threat, point to where one can locate both the maple syrup, as well as restrooms, at the same time! He is truely the "Babe Ruth" of this sport...Back to you at the sports desk.

    February 21, 2012 at 4:42 pm |
  50. Patti Stanek

    Hey – you! stay away, I'm working here.

    February 21, 2012 at 4:41 pm |
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