The World’s 6 Most Intriguing and Quirky Competitions

Some competitions take the cake for being the wackiest and most absurd challenges to exist. Here are 6 of the weirdest and most exciting championships out there!

The World’s Most Intriguing and Quirky Competitions

This is the ultimate slap bet, as participants cannot wear head protection or gloves. And if there’s a tie, the one with more composure bags the money. Some competitions, like The Power Slap League, can even have prizes as high as $10,000 per match.

1. World Slapping Championships

The annual festival in Virginia Beach hosts a range of activities, featuring arts along the boardwalk at the beach while hosting a wine tasting and a surfing competition. But what really attracts the crowds is the ultimate sand sculpture competition.

2. The Neptune Festival

If you didn’t think of cheese and extreme sports in the same breath, think again. The Cooper’s Hill Cheese-Rolling and Wake is an annual contest in Gloucestershire where the hosts roll the cheese, and the person who catches it wins.

3. Cooper’s Hill Cheese-Rolling and Wake

After the 1977 escape of James Earl Ray, the assassin of Martin Luther King Jr., who covered only 12 miles after running for nearly 55 hours, the inventor of this race mocked Ray’s mileage, saying, “I could do at least 100 miles”. Now, we have the ultramarathon, arguably the most challenging race on the planet, with a distance of more than 100 miles.

4. Barkley Marathon

This contest is an annual event at the Egremont Crab Fair in the Lake District. Gurning refers to making a strange expression. In this event, participants wear a head collar and do anything from snarling like a dog to making the most distorted face.

5. The World Gurning Championships

This isn’t for the ones who are easily grossed out. As the name suggests, the competition involves spitting small, hard dung pellets from the kudu antelope. The shots that are spat the farthest distance qualify for the win.

6. Kudu Dung-Spitting Competition

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