Humans have always loved to participate in something unusual and wacky, and get pretty good at it. Well, we are sure you never tried your hand at these oddest competitions around the world that gained popularity just because of their weird nature.
This is a competition that originated in Finland where a man needs to run for 253.5 m carrying his wife on his back. The winner gets a mobile phone and a beer which would weight the same as his wife.
Real instruments are banned in this competition and the competitors pretend to play the guitar solos on rock or heavy metal styles.
Child memories of playing ‘rock, paper, scissors’ can take a serious note if you participate in the World Series of Poker Championship since 2005, sponsored by Budweiser.
Since 2000, Mobile Phone Throwing Championship is a competition held in Savonlinna where the competitors throw their old or broken phones hoping to win a new one in return.
It’s a competition where a competitor is given two minutes to act sexually with at least one imaginary person. The winner is judged according to his foreplay, sexual energy and intercourse.
It takes place every August in Finland; competitors from twenty countries come to participate. The challenge is to sit erect in a 110 degree celsius sauna, where half liter of water is added after every thirty seconds.
It is arranged every year in Europe and in the US since 1990. Competitors show off their longest or fanciest mustaches with over fifteen different categories to fit in.
It’s an open competition for people of the north Yorkshire town of Knaresborough. The competitors need to have their own bed which runs on four wheels and is able to float as well. The competitors have to climb to the top and also cross a river.
This competition, often known as El Colacho in Spain, sees men dressed up like devils, in yellow jumpsuits, jump over a row of babies without hurting them.
It is held every year in California to decide who has the ugliest dog. The winner’s owner is awarded with US $1000.
It’s among the most odd games and is played for about thirty minutes. The charmers come together in a muddy place to collect as many worms as possible within thirty minutes. Tom Shufflebotham is listed in the Guinness World Records for having collected the most, 511 worms, in thirty minutes.
This competition is such that players must link toes and each player’s foot must lay flat against the other person’s foot. The opponents proceed to attempt to capture or trap the other’s foot while avoiding the same.
It’s an ancient game from Tokyo where sumo wrestlers try to make their assigned babies cry out as much as possible.
Gurning World Championship is held every year in England, where the person making the ugliest face is awarded.
Michigan is famous for holding this spitting competition for the last 41 years. The person spitting the longest distance is rewarded, where the record distance is 93.5 feet!
It is held at the Story Bridge Hotel on Australia Day, where contestants bring their own cockroaches which are released to the center of the tarp. The cockroach that reaches the edge first is the winner.