25 Crazy And Outrageous Competitions

Posted by , Updated on January 17, 2024

Humans, by nature, are competitive. If something can be turned into a competition then it probably has. We’re sure that you’re familiar with the Olympics, the Little League World Series, and the Ironman Triathlon but have you ever heard of the World Toe Wrestling Championship? Or how about the International Bed Jumping Competition? For those of you that haven’t, read on because these are 25 crazy and outrageous competitions you probably never heard of.



World Body Painting Competition

World Body Painting Competition

Held every year in Austria they take their body painting very seriously…very seriously.


Toe Wrestling

Toe Wrestling

All you need for this intense international competition is one very dextrous toe.


Future Milk Contest

future milk contest

Have you ever wondered what milk containers will look like in the future? Yea, neither have we…but apparently there are people out there that have and they are willing to compete over their ideas.


Competitive Bed Jumping

Competitive Bed Jumping

Yes, it really exists.


Extreme Ironing

Extreme Ironing

It’s basically the act of ironing under the most extreme circumstances possible.


Art Space Competition

art space competition

It basically involves drawing the craziest sci fi panorama you can think of. Only the nerdiest of nerds are allowed entry.


Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest

Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Competition

This hotdog eating contest takes place every year. The record so far is 66 hotdogs in 12 minutes.


World Black Pudding Throwing Competition

Black pudding

Legend has it that years ago when Lancaster and York met on the battlefield, as soon as they ran out of ammunition they started throwing food. To this day the battle is commemorated by the throwing of Lancastrian (black) pudding at a target of Yorkshire pudding.


Virtual Cooking Competitions

virtual cooking competitions

This is how you know technology has gone too far.


Spud Gun Contest

spud gun contest

Also known as a potato cannon contest, these competitions can attract some big time competitors. The amount of money and technology that some people put into launching potatoes can be a bit unbelievable.


World Sauna Championships

World Sauna Championship

Taking place every August in Finland the winner of this contest has to sit in the 110 degree heat for the longest.


World’s Ugliest Dog Competion

World's Ugliest Dog

The picture says it all.


World Beard And Moustache Championship


Held in different locations around the globe, this competition is the ultimate display of facial manliness.


World Conker Championships

World Conker Championships

Armed with little more than 12 inches of string with a nut attached to the end competitors take turns swinging their conkers at the other’s until the man with the last conker standing wins.


Worm Charming

Worm charming contest

Every year contestants gather to “charm” worms out of the ground by yelling, poking, and prodding. Right now the world record is held by teenager Tom Shufflebotham who collected 551 worms in 30 minutes.


Chess Boxing

Chess Boxing

You’ve probably heard of chess and you’ve probably heard of boxing, but have you heard of chess boxing? By alternation rounds in the ring and then at the chessboard this is the ultimate brains and brawn competition.


Bubble Gum Blowing Contest

chewing gum contest

With numerous competition all over the globe Chad Fell is the current world record holder with his bubble of 20 inches in diameter.


The Summer Redneck Games

Redneck Games

With everything from mud pit belly flopping to toilet seat throwing the summer redneck games are possibly the greatest celebration of hillbilliness in the world.


Cooper’s Hill Cheese Rolling

Cheese Rolling

Imagine 30 grown men running down a hill trying to catch a rolling cheese. Every year this is exactly what happens on Cooper’s Hill in England.


Paris Hilton Obituary Writing Contest for Children

paris hilton obituary writing contest for children

Midget Tossing Contest

Midget Tossing Competition

All you need for this competition is a consenting midget and the ability to throw him relatively far distances.


Bird Dance Offs

bird dance offs

Do you have a pet bird? Are his dance moves off the chain? We didn’t think so, but apparently some proud bird owners out there do and they aren’t afraid to let their pets strut their stuff.


Edible Boat Races

edible boat race

The only rule is that the boats have to be made from 100% edible material. At least one one goes home hungry.


Power Tool Racing

power tool racing

It’s power tools with wheels racing around a track. This has to be the manliest competition in the world.


Dead Possum Costume Contest

Dead possum costume contest

Held as a fundraiser by a school in Australia, the kids had to dress up dead possums in various outfits. Emotional scarring aside, they did manage to raise $6000 dollars