Check Out These Insane Competitions
In order to satisfy their competitiveness, people invent different games every day. We don’t say that all of them will intrigue you, but for sure would make you laugh. But, as long as people can compete and even win; these games are good enough for them. This may be the reason why people keep coming up with some of the craziest, most outrageous, ridiculous and sometimes just purely insane competitions and sport disciplines. You have probably heard of some of them but this list is going to show you how crazy can people really be when it comes to bizarre competitions.
1 Wife carrying
This competition is held annually in Finland since 1992. The Wife Carrying World Championship is a sport in which male competitors race while each carrying a female teammate. The objective is for the male to carry the female through a special obstacle track in the fastest time. Several types of carry can be practiced: piggyback, fireman’s carry, or Estonian-style (the wife hangs upside-down with her legs around the husband’s shoulders, holding onto his waist). Are you still shocked from the fact that there is a Championship? So are we.
2 Bog snorkeling
Started in Wales in 1976, bog snorkeling is a sporting event that consists of competitors completing two consecutive lengths of a water filled trench cut through a peat bog, in the shortest time possible. Competitors must wear snorkels and flippers, and complete the course without using conventional swimming strokes, relying on flipper power alone.
3 Bobbing for pig’s feet
It is as disgusting as it sounds and is one of the crazy disciplines of the Redneck Games held annually in East Dublin, Georgia. Started in 1996 as a charity and a spoof of the Summer Olympics, the first games attracted about 5000 people which was over the twice the population of East Dublin.
4 Rafting on rubber dolls
Yes, a whole new level of using these adult dolls. Officially known as the “Bubble Baba Challenge”, this bizarre sport event was dreamed up by a Russian Dmitry Bulawinov. He said the idea of floating down the river in the embraces of a rubber woman was conceived as a joke at a party where the men got drunk.
5 Toe wrestling
Just the idea of wrestling with someone’s feet kind of disturbs us, but apparently not everyone agrees with us. This “discipline” was invented by four drinkers in a pub in Wetton, U.K. in 1974, toe wrestling is a sport in which the players must link toes and each player’s foot must touch flat on the other person’s foot. The opponents proceed to attempt to pin (capture or trap) the other’s foot for three seconds while avoiding the same. There are 3 rounds played on a best 2 out of 3 basis.
6 Pig grunting imitation
As ridiculous as it sounds, there is not just one but several competitions in pig grunting imitation around the world. The Pig Grunting World Championship and Agricultural show held annually in Paris are among the most popular ones.
7 Head stand beer drinking
Headstand drinking is just one of the several crazy disciplines of an annual fun sport event called “Wonder Week” held in Opava, Czech Republic. Other disciplines include olive spitting, beer relay or egg throw and catch. In 2014, the 41st year of the event was held. So if you feel like consuming beer while standing on your head, here is a big chance for you. Who knows, you may win.
8 Pea shooting
The World Pea Shooting championship has been held annually since 1971 in the village of Witch am in Cambridgeshire, England. Conceived as a fund-raising idea, the competition is usually dominated by local entrants, but lately there is a small number of international competitors, coming mostly from the USA.
9 Battle with oranges
Held in the Northern Italian city of Ivrea, the Battle of the Oranges is a tradition of throwing of oranges between organized teams. The festival’s origins are somewhat unclear but the event is believed to have originated in the 12th or 13th century. Every year, hundreds of thousands kilograms of oranges are brought to the city for the battle.