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Contests, Races and Other Competitions

Chess Boxing

Yep, it's an official sport, at least according to The World Chess Boxing Organisation.

Posted By: mdb777 - Thu Jun 18, 2009 - Comments (7)
Category: Contests, Races and Other Competitions, Games, Sports

The Redneck Games

Despite the French captioning and source, this video is all in English, for your Redneck Enjoyment.

Des jeux d'été très très... fins ! - FemmesPlus
Tous les ans, en Georgie (USA) se déroulent les Redneck Summer Games. Un bon gros délire pas très finaud de paysans des USA. Yeeeeeeeeeepeeeeeeeee !

Posted By: Paul - Fri May 22, 2009 - Comments (2)
Category: Awards, Prizes, Competitions and Contests, Contests, Races and Other Competitions, Ethnic Groupings, Regionalism, Stereotypes and Cliches, Stupidity, Foreign Customs

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

A 22-year-old, who is using the pseudonym Natalie Dylan for safety reasons, is going through a legal brothel in Nevada to sell her virginity. Why? She's got bills to pay, of course. Dylan says she's already taken a polygraph test to prove her virginal status, and is also willing to undergo a medical exam. The Story. Let's hope she never did any horseback riding when she was younger.

Posted By: Nethie - Fri May 22, 2009 - Comments (4)
Category: Contests, Races and Other Competitions, Collectors, Sex Lives Worse Than Yours, Ethics and Morals

Eurovision 2009

According to the Eurovision Song Contest 2009, this is the best music Europe is capable of producing.

Posted By: Paul - Mon May 18, 2009 - Comments (5)
Category: Contests, Races and Other Competitions, Music, Europe

More “Beer Pong” News

Scouts on a camping trip were given beer and cigarettes by their scoutmaster, it is alleged. Police arrested scoutmaster Michelle Edwards after a park ranger came across the scouts playing "beer pong". Although Edwards denied the charges, claiming the contraband had been smuggled onto the trip, video footage from a local store clearly showed her and two of the scouts buying the beer, said a spokesperson for the Bossier Sheriff's Office. Can you get a badge for "beer pong", I wonder (ArkLaTex.com - with video).

And even if there isn't a badge, wouldn't the title of "Beer Pong Champion of 2009" look good on your resume? Four students from the University of Nevada have hatched a plan to stage the world's largest "beer pong" tournament, in Nevada, in August this year. A thousand two-player teams are expected to compete for the title and the $10000 first prize (Nevada Sagebrush).

Posted By: Dumbfounded - Thu May 14, 2009 - Comments (7)
Category: Contests, Races and Other Competitions, Stupid Criminals, Juvenile Delinquency, Alcohol

Slowest Marathon Ever

Now, I can be easily distracted, but I'm nothing compared to this guy. It seems that he stopped for some OJ at a garden party during his run, and just had a hard time starting again. He did eventually finish, 54 years later. Futility Closet

Posted By: Lovemonkey - Mon May 11, 2009 - Comments (3)
Category: Awards, Prizes, Competitions and Contests, Contests, Races and Other Competitions, Exercise and Fitness, Sports, 1910s, 1960s

Breaking the Ice


Back in 1917, Railroad workers in Alaska who were bored during a long winter, set up a betting pool in which the winner determined the date and time that the ice on the Tanana River would break. Since then the event has grown to become the Nenana Ice Classic which attracts thousands. This year's jackpot is $283,723.00. But the neatest part is how they mark when the ice has broken. A wooden tripod is set up on the ice and wired to a clock in a tower along the shore. The winning time is determined when the ice moves enough to tighten the wire and trip the clock.

Posted By: Nethie - Mon May 11, 2009 - Comments (5)
Category: Boredom, Contests, Races and Other Competitions, History, Nature

Agadoo

Voted the worst UK pop song ever!

Posted By: Paul - Fri Apr 17, 2009 - Comments (3)
Category: Contests, Races and Other Competitions, Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Music, Europe

Miss Atom

Meet the women vying for the title of Russia's Miss Atom 2009. They're hot, in more ways than one. (via Wired)

Posted By: Alex - Mon Feb 16, 2009 - Comments (14)
Category: Contests, Races and Other Competitions

The King of Kong

I missed this film a couple of years ago when it opened. The trailer below makes it look well worth a rental, as does this review.

Surely there's not a lot of things weirder than obsessive videogame world-record competitions...



Posted By: Paul - Thu Jan 29, 2009 - Comments (11)
Category: Contests, Races and Other Competitions, Eccentrics, Games, Geeks, Nerds and Pointdexters, Documentaries, 1980s

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