13 Weird Competitions You Would Not Believe

Annually, the world gurning championship takes place in Egremont, Cumbria. Whether you can figure it out or not, this contest is aiming to make the ugliest face possible. Sometimes, the toothless can be capable of gurns covering the complete nose.

1. Chess Boxing

The Redneck Games officially Started in 1996, and it was organized by a group of rednecks. It was an annual series of hillbilly contests including several events, such as toilet seat throwing, mud pit belly flop,bobbing for pig's trotters and so on. However, it was canceled in 2013.


2. Extreme Ironing

The Great Knaresborough Bed Race started in 1966 in Knaresborough in North Yorkshire. Every summer, people gather together to watch crazy teams race their decorated beds in the streets. And, the Race is still going on nowadays.


3. The World Gurning Competition

This activity is aiming to attract worms from the ground, thus collecting bait for fishing. But it can also simply be a competitive sport.


4. The Redneck Games

In this game, competitors should wear a snorkel and mask to complete two lengths of a long, rectangular peat bog. The snorkeler who finishes the two rounds in the shortest time is the winner.


5. Great Knaresborough Bed Race

One of the world's biggest ostrich racing competitions is held at the Chandler Ostrich Festival in Arizona, U.S.A.


6. Worm Charming

In Japan, people believe that a crying baby is a healthy one. That's the reason for this game. Nakizumo is a Japanese sport in which sumo wrestlers shout "Naki!" (cry) at small babies. The first one to make the baby cry is the winner.


7. Bog Snorkeling

Wife Carrying first started in Finland. Each male competitor should carry a female teammate through some special obstacles to reach the finish line in the fastest time.


8. Ostrich Racing

Cockroach Racing was created by Australians. One of the oddest games is the annual cockroach racing championship!


9. Nakizumo

Every year on the Spring Bank Holiday, Cheese Rolling is held at Cooper's Hill, near Gloucester in England. A 9-pound round of Double Gloucester cheese is rolled from the top of the hill. Contestants start to chase it down. The first competitor across the finish line will win the cheese.


10. Wife Carrying

Bossa ball was invented in Spain, in 2004. It is similar to volleyball, but also requires other skills including football, volleyball, gymnastics, and Capoeira!


11. Cockroach Racing

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12. Cheese Rolling


13. Bossa Ball