The World Coal-Carrying Championship

     Posted By: Paul - Wed May 04, 2016
     Category: Contests, Races and Other Competitions | Regionalism | Europe

I don't understand WHY does there HAVE to be annoying @#$@$@ noise on all these clips! Between that and the vertical HD format I don't watch a lot of them.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 05/04/16 at 10:14 AM
For a real championship, they should be carrying the coal to Newcastle.
Posted by Virtual on 05/04/16 at 12:55 PM
Make it more interesting - set the coal alight and then carry it.
Posted by KDP on 05/04/16 at 03:51 PM
I took in some of the events at a winter festival. One was flour packing where the winner won the flour he could carry. There was also a monetary prize.

I came in third in the beard derby. My friend won. Think of a Scotsman and Hadrian's wall. We both did not want the honour since it took us away from the FREE BEER!
Posted by BMN on 05/05/16 at 04:58 PM
I've always thought the sheep-to-shawl competition is a neat idea -- once-vital skills (shearing sheep, spinning yarn, and knitting) made into a game.
Posted by Phideaux on 05/05/16 at 10:12 PM
@Phideaux: That's not a baaaaaaad idea so brrrrrrrring it on and someone will spin it into a reality show.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 05/06/16 at 12:06 AM
@Expat47 -- It's been reality for a long time:
Posted by Phideaux on 05/06/16 at 12:55 AM
No fair! Electric shears???
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 05/06/16 at 03:15 AM
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