People are competitive, no doubt about it. More and more sports are invented every year and new disciplines are added to the Olympics. But since there are so many people involved in the regular sports and games, the competition is very tough, making it extremely hard to be successful in any of the established sports. This may be the reason why people keep coming up with some of the craziest, most outrageous, ridiculous and sometimes just purely insane competitions and sport disciplines. You have probably heard of some of them but this list is going to show you how crazy can people really be when it comes to bizarre competitions. From Hemp Olympics to cricket spitting, check out these 25 craziest competitions and sport events in the world.
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Held annually in Finland since 1992, the Wife Carrying World Championship is a sport in which male competitors race while each carrying a female teammate. The objective is for the male to carry the female through a special obstacle track in the fastest time. Several types of carry can be practiced: piggyback, fireman’s carry, or Estonian-style (the wife hangs upside-down with her legs around the husband’s shoulders, holding onto his waist).
Started in Wales in 1976, bog snorkeling is a sporting event that consists of competitors completing two consecutive lengths of a water filled trench cut through a peat bog, in the shortest time possible. Competitors must wear snorkels and flippers, and complete the course without using conventional swimming strokes, relying on flipper power alone.
Bobbing for pig´s feet
Bobbing for pig´s feet is one of the crazy disciplines of the Redneck Games held annually in East Dublin, Georgia. Started in 1996 as a charity and a spoof of the Summer Olympics, the first games attracted about 5000 people which was over the twice the population of East Dublin.
Sex doll rafting
Officially known as the “Bubble Baba Challenge”, this bizarre sport event was dreamed up by a Russian Dmitry Bulawinov. He said the idea of floating down the river in the embraces of a rubber woman was conceived as a joke at a party where the men got drunk. Not a surprising explanation.
Invented by four drinkers in a pub in Wetton, U.K. in 1974, toe wrestling is a sport in which the players must link toes and each player’s foot must touch flat on the other person’s foot. The opponents proceed to attempt to pin (capture or trap) the other’s foot for three seconds while avoiding the same. There are 3 rounds played on a best 2 out of 3 basis.