The world’s strangest competitions

It is normal to see sporting competitions such as football, tennis, extreme sports, gymnastics and marathons but the human imagination gives for everything since worldwide there are competitions far out of the ordinary.


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Normally, there are the power skills on the hands, which are commonly known as “hand pressing”, where the strongest knocks down the opponent’s hand by putting it on the table.

In the United Kingdom, however, there is a different and very curious form of this competition and it consists of a very similar struggle, but with the feet; and instead of interspersing the hands, they cross the big toe and the one that has the strength, knock down the opponent’s foot on a small barrier placed on the sides.

In England, more precisely in Gloucestershire, in spring times, a very unique and famous competition is held, called the ‘rolling cheese race’, in which those who participate have to climb to the tip of a mountain, where some judges throw a piece of cheese and competitors must catch up at the same time as they descend from the mountain at impressive speed and on many occasions, rolling.  The winner takes the piece of cheese released as the grand prize.

For no one is a secret that completing a marathon is quite a feat because it requires a whole physical and mental preparation quite hard but this contest is quite an odyssey: in Australia it is held annually, a 1000-meter race in heels with a considerable height and of a very thin thickness, which represents an unbearable pain in the feet.

In the Japanese country a competition is held as too cruel, whose age is more than four centuries. It deals with two sumo fighters, along with two babies, one for each participant. The idea is that every fighter must wince, maromas of all kinds, grotesque sounds and acts in order to scare him. The winner is the one who manages to make one of the babies cry first.

Cockroaches are besieged and idolated despite having the reputation of being the most detestable animals on the planet since in Australia the famous cockroach race is held in which each competitor buys a cockroach and puts it on the race track and wins the first that first or get to the edge of the container.

The world’s strangest competitions
Source: curiosities  
August 14, 2019


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