18 the world's most bizarre and debilitating championships
People who take part in such competitions must possess a boundless thirst for adventure and remarkable health. Most of these championships is accompanied by severe trials, some even look like torture.
fatties contest in Dinka, Sudan
Within four months of the rainy season, the men from the Dinka tribe in Sudan sit on a milk diet. The aim is to become the most bold. It shows huge belly welfare and points to the personal performance of the herd. Many competing die, but those who pass the test, easy to find a wife.
Tough Mudder Competition in the US, Europe and Oceania
Participants this severe competition offer 16-kilometer overcome the obstacle, comprising a passage through the ice water, the bare electric wires, mud pit and tear gas. Every year, tens of thousands of people from around the world to pay about $ 100 to essentially expose themselves to torture.
to attract bees Championship, China
Every year, beekeepers in China released a swarm and compete to see who will attract more insects, which can stick round from head to toe, until a "coat of bees." The record holder of the Guinness Book has attracted about 39 kg of bees, ie around 350 000 pieces. Compete without protection, from clothes to beekeepers just melting. Another points.
on extreme ironing Championship, England
Extreme ironing attracts teams from around the world. People are flying to Europe with irons, which have ironed all sorts of things from shirts to the finest silk, being tied to a car that is racing at high speed, or hovering over the river.
Championship throwing mobile phones, Finland
event idea is very simple. In fact, many of us are engaged in it - by accident or anger. Members bring with them a working phone, and the task is to throw the gadget as far as possible. Throw distance fix judge all strictly.
World Cup sauna, Finland
This competition was popular in Finland and attracts lovers of steam from many other countries. The entrance fee is 50 euros. Participants had to withstand temperatures up to 110 degrees Celsius and sit upright longer contenders. In 2010, the contest stopped after the tragic duel between the two finalists, as a result of which one died, and the second was hospitalized.
by carrying wives Championship, the United States, Europe
The organizers of the competition offer participants carry their wives on the obstacle, passing that you can get a beer in an amount equivalent to the weight of the spouses. According to the history, the tradition of drag wives originated in medieval Finland, where women do not have enough, they simply stole and carried off on the shoulders. Particularly famous robber Rosva Herk-Ronkaynen.
Wrestling an alligator, USA
Fighting alligator born of technology, which is used by the Seminoles Indians to capture and transport of live alligator in his camp as the edible prey. Now, this action turned into an exciting sporting event, for participation in which fighters pay for $ 250 membership fee. In the fight Freestyle Alligator Wrestling Competition (FAWC) has strict rules to ensure that no animal will suffer.
Summer Games rednecks, or the Olympics for rednecks (Redneck Games), Georgia, USA
only in Georgia is a place where people come and pay for it to take part in such competitions as "belly flop into the mud", spitting seeds, throwing the toilet rings or cigarette butts. Fortunately, the money raised from this strange version of the Olympics, go to charity.
The competition on the deep freediving Vertical Blue, Bahamas
Free diving involves dive without oxygen cylinder. Athletes hold their breath and dive to depths of over 100 meters. Some divers lose consciousness. Attendance limited to certification and membership fee of $ 645.
swim in rubber women (Bubble Baba Challenge), Russia
This competition is almost the same crazy, like the Olympics for the rednecks in Georgia. Every August the men and women in Russia are immersed in cold and choppy waters Vuoksi river on inflatable dolls. The aim is to swim a distance without losing the "companion", the organizers rented or brought along.
Death Race (Death Race), USA
The most extreme band of Spartan Death Race obstacles can last more than 70 hours, the participation fee is around $ 300. Tests are constantly changing - it has to crawl in the mud, then climb over the barbed wire and broken glass, to perform agricultural work, traveling laden wheelbarrow through a dense swamp. About 90% of participants stopped the race, reaching the finish line.
by eating nettle Championship, England
In Dorset annually compete nettle eaters. The goal is to eat as much as possible of the burning grass. Many participants vomiting begins. Champion in 2014 was able to digest the leaves with 24 meters of nettle stalks. Participation is paid, and the winner receives around £ 100.
Ocean Race Volvo (Volvo Ocean Race), England
39 000 nautical miles under sail for 39 weeks? Not a problem! Every three years, severe sailors are sent to complete the test trip. This round the world regatta is considered the most grueling, dangerous and costly competition in the world.
World Cup spell worms (World Worm Charming Championships), England
Worm Charming - this is probably the reason why the United Kingdom is no longer rules the world. In fact, you give a piece of land on which you move and turn to ground, appealing to the worms. Or you can use any strategy that creates a vibration in the soil, which the worms will take for rain. Currently, the world record is 567 organisms per 30 minutes.
Grand Prix Chessboxing, Europe and Russia
In order to win in this hybrid sport, you need to knock out an opponent or his mate on the chessboard. Full match consists of six rounds of chess and five rounds of boxing. Chessboxing popular in Europe and Russia, where there are a lot of tournaments with various membership fees for participants.
International competition in speed flight (World Base Race), Finland
You would pay money for something to jump off a cliff? While the participants are fighting for the title of "fastest man flying in the world", the winner is actually extreme, which is the fastest free fall from the mountain height of over 800 meters. Such a jump wingsuit will cost 400 Norwegian kroner, or about $ 50.
Competition eating bovine eggs, Montana, USA
The annual festival takes place in the testicles Clinton. Signature dish - eggs bulls. You can compete with others who want to amount eaten in 10 minutes. Vomiting is a common phenomenon.