Some Crazy Contests

These contests were made for us WUvians! Let's start with the the International Birdman Competition, held each year in Worthing, England. Contestants have to design a personal flying machine and jump off a pier to see who can get the most air time. Don't like to fly? Then you should look into The One-Foot High Kick, an event that is part of the annual Eskimo-Indian Olympics in Fairbanks, Alaska. Atheletes have to kick a suspended object (some as high as a basketball net) with one foot and then land on that same foot. But if strenuous exercise is not for you, there's always the Papa Look-Alike Contest, held in Key West, Florida, in July each year. This contest only requires that you be a mature, heavy-set man with a full beard (in other words, look like Ernest Hemingway). And ladies, if you can't conjure a beer belly and a full beard, you can participate in The Sauna World Championships, held in Heinola, Finland in August. We can take the heat! For more crazy contests, check out the slideshow on Travel and Leisure Magazine's website.
     Posted By: Nethie - Sun May 23, 2010
     Category: Awards, Prizes, Competitions and Contests | Contests, Races and Other Competitions | Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers | Exercise and Fitness

There have been several contest related posts lately so I thought I'd throw in a few of the more unusual ones. I especially like the Tug of War that takes place across the Mississippi River each year.
Posted by Nethie on 05/23/10 at 01:20 AM
The Birdman thing started in 1971. Looks like Red Bull ripped off some creative copyright.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 05/23/10 at 04:30 AM
those are some crazy contests! the lady above looks like she drank a dozen red bulls.(and snorted a little coke too!) :wow:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/23/10 at 08:04 AM
I'm going to participate in the Rock, Paper, Scissors contest next year. That's about as much sports as I can get into. Anyone want to go with me?
Posted by Nethie on 05/23/10 at 07:51 PM
I'll go with that as long as it's strip Rock,Paper, Scissors :red:
Posted by ANON in Nowhere on 05/23/10 at 08:02 PM
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