Not everyone succeeds in becoming a participant in the Olympics or the World Cup. Someone is hindered by excess weight, someone lacks patience. But you really want to feel the sport of excitement! So there are quite unusual competitions. It does not need expensive sports equipment. Participants use things common to all or compete not in sports conditions. At such championships the passions boil no worse than at big sports arenas. We will tell below about the most unusual competitions in the world. Stone-scissors-paper.
As a child, everyone probably played this simple game. Few people know that since 2002 it is considered by some enthusiasts to be a full-fledged sport. There was even a federation for “stone-scissors-paper”. Under its auspices, the world championships are held annually. In 2009, these competitions were held in Toronto. The winner was Tim Kondar, who also received a check for 50 thousand dollars to his honorary title. Championships for this game are quite popular. They are interested in both the media and sponsors. The most famous of them is Yahoo.
The Finns themselves could not imagine that their national fun would turn into a national sport. His rules are simple. In a sauna with a temperature of 110 degrees, 4 people sit down. Every half-minute, water is poured into the stove. Conditions deteriorate and deteriorate. Not everyone withstands them. The winner is the one who sits in the sauna for the longest time. Usually the winner is determined at a temperature of 120 to 125 degrees. Such an unusual world championship was held every year from 1999 to 2008. But the competitions were suspended after one of the finalists was cooked alive literally. Unhappy was a Russian. Vladimir Ladyzhensky managed to sit in the sauna for only 6 minutes at a temperature of 110 degrees.
Throwing mobile phones.
And this is the tweed of the sport invented by tireless Finns. They decided to compete in who else can throw a mobile phone. Scoring is a difficult task. After all, not only the distance and the height of the throw are taken into account, but also the artistic quality of the participant himself. It is no coincidence that in 2008 the victory was won by a terrier. The owner pushed his dog mobile right in the throat. The animal chewed, chewed the device, and spit it out. The throw took place! Judges assessed the artistry of a four-legged athlete, awarding him the championship. The world record in this sport among men is 95 meters. Such an unusual championship is held in the Finnish city of Savonlinna. The first competitions took place in 2000. Now the participants compete in the men’s, women’s and junior categories. To participate in this fun holiday does not need to sacrifice their phones. The throwing shells are provided by the organizers themselves. Participants can choose to their taste any brand and model, weighing from 200 to 440 grams. The competitions became so popular that they began to be held in England, Germany and Norway. The winners receive, in addition to the prize, the right to represent their country at the tournament in Finland. The popularity of the championship is also evidenced by the fact that in 2011 his honored guests were Russell Crowe and Naomi Campbell.
Fighting on toes.
Another name for such a struggle is touringling. Perhaps you have often heard about armwrestling. There, wrestling takes place with the help of elbows. But in touringling, the participants entwine their legs. To do this, competitors sit on their soft fifth points opposite each other. Legs stretch, and thumbs adhere. The struggle begins! Surprisingly, this sport is quite old. Championships on it are held since 1970. In 2010, the champion was the 49-year-old Allen Nash. True, he called for help with his secret weapon – the unbearable smell of his feet. They say that no enemy can tolerate this stench. The very same champion for such a “useful” property of his feet was nicknamed “Ugly.”
Fighting on the fingers.
Fingerstrasing is a closer relative of armwrestling. In this type of competition, the index fingers are used. Opponents put on them one strong rubber ring and begin to pull it with all their might. Such competition (or torture?) Continues until one of the parties acknowledges its defeat. For the first time the championship for such a sport was held in 1986 at the Oktoberfest. Only it should be noted that this kind of sport is quite traumatic. German wrestlers are so uncompromising that in trying to win they can give their index finger even jump out of the joint.
Launching of frogs.
Almost any of us in childhood, on the smooth surface of the sea or the lake, let out a flat stone, counting the flip flops of a bouncing projectile. But this is not fun at all, but the most that neither is a real sport! It is called a stone sculling. For this sport, two world championships are held annually. In the first winner is the one whose stone pancake will go the farthest. And in the second it is necessary to try to make the most jumps with the stone. In 2010, both tournaments won Byers Stone. He could make a stone jump 51 times! The champion is a professional in this sport, he does not do anything else in life. The existence of it provides a number of sponsors that allow you to live comfortably. But the amateur record is much more modest – only 21 leaps.
Usually men wear their wives in their arms to prove their love. And in this case, you can still earn extra money. Every year in the world there are 6 championships, for which a strong half is speeding its half. The most famous and popular competition is held in the Finnish village of Sonkajärvi. Such a championship is associated with the legends that once the men had to steal their future wives. Athletes need to carry their favorite on the 250-meter track, which is crammed with various obstacles. If you just keep your spouse in your arms, it will not work. Therefore, men usually take the spouse on his shoulders, back, someone and does pinch them between the legs. Here the will of imagination and strategy is given. The competition does not look romantic, because in its course the representatives of the weaker sex often “lose”. As a result, they get from the race scratches and bruises. Anyone can take part in the championship, but the woman should not be too easy. Beauties lighter than 49 kilograms weight with additional bags of sand. Recently, the competition for the transfer of beauties are becoming more popular. They have already begun to be held not only in Scandinavian countries – Finland, Sweden, Denmark, but also in Estonia, Latvia and far-off South Korea.
Destruction of mosquitoes.
Every year in Italy, people compete in the one who will destroy more blood-sucking insects. The action takes place in the town of San Nadzaro-Sesia. Participants receive special fly swatter, approved by the rules of the competition. To prove their dislike for mosquitoes athletes are given only 10 minutes. The main thing is not to get carried away by murder, because you still have time to pick up the corpses of insects. After all, it is their number that will determine the winner. Starting the competition and similar to children’s fun, the prizes are quite adult. Each of the three finalists is paid 10 euros for the destroyed bloodsucker. Similar events are held in the Lomellin Valley, south of Milan. Only there the participants are forced to kill mosquitoes with their bare hands. And the Finns outscored all, changing the sport beyond recognition. Now, participants can kill only those mosquitoes that sucked at their backs. How can we prevent insects from getting to other parts of the body? It’s very simple, the participants douse their backs with sugar syrup.
Competition for screaming.
In the Japanese prefecture of Oita, the best screamer is chosen every year. For some reason, the Japanese are considered to be quiet and meek, but there are none at these competitions.There, several hundred participants try to outshout each other. In this case, there is a strong noise, because the shout can be stronger than 100 dB. But even such a train can kill even such a train. Psychologists also argue that to scream as follows – a good discharge. The Japanese already had followers, the screaming championship is now also taking place in the Polish Goldap. Residents of the country clearly want to become more calm.
Racing rubber ducklings.
Do you consider such a competition to be frivolous? Meanwhile, this occupation was chosen by athletes in many places of the world. This kind of sport is gaining popularity. The largest championship on the launch of rubber ducks is held in Singapore. Winning here in the competition is the same as in the lottery. You have to buy a duck and write your name on it, then wait for the smile of fate. The judge gives a signal, and all the collected toys fall in the water with a big yellow stream. Ducklings swim with the flow, encouraged by the cheers of the fans. Do you think that only fools participate in the competition? But the main prize to the winner is 1 million dollars. Football in the mud.
There are practically the same rules as in regular football. Only a specific field causes the player to hold the ball in his hand when the penalty kick is taken. And the teams do not run across the green field, but creep in the mud. This kind of sport is national in Scotland. Competition on it is held from time immemorial.
For a quarter of a century the original championship has been held in the English city of Kongham. During the competition, the snails are placed in the center of the circle and wait until one of them leaves beyond it. The English are very fond of this kind of sport. It even went so far that some of the most ardent fans tried even to make a petition demanding to include their favorite sport in the Olympic category. Find on the Internet roller race is difficult, because the competition lasts several hours. Fascinating it?
Not everyone perceives this fun as a full-fledged sport. And in fact on the world Eskimo games there are whole tournaments on Ear Pull. Participants gather every summer in Alaska. Although such an activity seems absurd, it is very popular. Participants use a solid rope of nylon. Each competition brings with it new injuries to the players.
Since 1267, an unusual competition has been held in the UK. To win in it, you must make the most unique face. Of the surviving winners, the most famous is Tommy Matheson. He won the tournament as many as 11 times. First in 1986-1987, and then from 1999 to 2008. This series of victories brought him even a place in the Guinness Book of Records.
There are several competitions in this category. Direct teams can compete in throwing eggs. To do this, two people try to transfer the egg to each other at the maximum distance. The main thing is not to break the sports “shell”. There is an egg relay race. Here the team is no longer two, but 11 people. They diverge, forming a circle of 100 meters. Each player is delineated by a 5-meter area, outside of which can not. The first participant is given a cage with 12 eggs. The judge gives a signal, and the eggs begin to be transmitted one at a time, until they reach the last athlete. Each broken egg means 3 penalty seconds. In order to win the competition, we must fulfill the task as quickly as possible. Another championship defines an egg sniper. To this end, a bold wish is chosen from among the spectators, who will act as a target. Then participants are given 4 eggs each. The sniper will be the one who launches all his shells into the head of a live target. With the eggs you can conduct and Russian roulette. To do this, six participants sit at the table opposite each other. To protect their foreheads, gangsters bandage their heads.After that, the athletes begin to break about their egg heads. In total, six eggs are given, as is the number of cartridges in the revolver. At the same time, five of them are single, hard-boiled. The loser is determined right away – because the raw egg starts to flow down the face. Do you know that there are competitions involving egg catapults? For this, two teams are created. They create a propelling machine, similar to the trebuchet. Such a medieval instrument was used in the siege of cities. Now the goal of the catapult is to run a chicken product at a distance of at least 8 meters. The team-rival must also catch this shell, only this will help to win. And all these games are the fruit of the imagination of adults who are in health, people. Swim in the swamp.
Many believe that the inventor of this game was simply crazy, true, genius. First of all, the track is prepared in advance. For this, a trench of 55 meters in length is excavated in a peat bog. The athlete, at his request, wears a wetsuit, necessarily give out a flipper, a mask and a tube. The participant must overcome the entire ditch for a minimum time, while working with his hands and lifting his head is impossible. This kind of sport was invented in Wales in 1971. There and then passed and the first championship.
In America, this game is called Dodgeball. She has all the attributes of professional sports. On this kind of sports champions are held, it is broadcast by television. As a child, almost everyone was playing a bouncer, the American version has essentially the same rules. Participants throw the ball to each other, those who lose it, sit down in the center of the circle, waiting for them to get out from there. The game, though stupid, but quite spectacular. There is also a Japanese version of the game, it has slightly different rules and another ball. Eating nettles.
The official name of the game is Nettle eating. The history of the competition began in 1986, when two farmers entered the Butyl pub. They began to argue about who owns the largest nettle in the world. The hostess is tired of listening to a dispute about who is better. She offered to organize competitions. As a result, the very same peasants, but already with nettles in their hands, entered the Butyl the next day. They began to measure the plants. The winner was Alex Williams. Its nettles were 4.7 meters in length. A proud winner said that to eat his plant, if someone grows nettles higher than him. In the crowd, farmers were quickly found, who for some reason had nettles 4.9 meters long. Alex had to keep his promise by eating nettles in front of a satisfied audience. The idea was so popular among regulars that now the nettle eating competition is held here annually.