Professional sports are related mostly with plenty of seriousness and competitiveness. Winning and losing can be called the major determinants of any sport with all of athletes competing for the winners spot. Not only do professional sports require commitment and organization they’re also categorized by their highly organized and skill driven nature. Sportsmen are required to represent the spirit of sportsmanship by being respectful of their competitors as well as the sporting officials thereby highlighting the actual nature in the sport being played.
On the other hand, this focused and serious world of professional sports can also be a cauldron of countless amusing incidents at the same time bringing making these haloed sports celebrities much more real. There has been a number of occasions where athletes or sports celebrities have been found saying dumb quotes that are enough to fill you with all your required dose of daily laughter every day. One does often ponder what makes a mind that is so channelized, so focused and so talented come up with a thing that is incredibly and so utterly dumb!
Simultaneously there are several very funny sports contests that take place across the world. These bizarre activities can vary from the wife carrying competition for the prize of beer to duck racing to the world coal carrying championships. The wife carrying championship is an annual event held in Finland in the month of July. The winner needs to cover a number of obstacles over land and water to win this event for the prize of a new cell phone and beer to the amount of the wifes weight!
Oddly, these funny sports have their own list of rules as well. In the case of the wife carrying competition, the wife must be more than 17 years and should weigh over 49kgs. Dropping the wife or bouncing the wife does include a fine and having fun tops the charts! Funny list of rules
In Tasmania, the annual apple race is organized round the month of October each year. People actually gather together to watch apples race down from the bridge at Hounville to the Houn river.
One of the craziest local sports entertainment could be the running of the bulls, held every year in Pamplona in Spain. The chase lasts nearly a kilometer with folks running ahead of a chasing bull throughout the Pamplonas narrow, winding lanes. This dangerous and crazy events attracts a massive crowd to this particular region each year and a number of participants do get critically injured and sometimes killed while taking part in the game.
Everyone has heard about duck racing. But a rubber duck race that raises $1 million for the aid of local charities? The Singapore Duck race is certainly one such crazy annual event that involves 85,000 rubber ducks contesting against each other across the Singapore river. These ducks are initially adopted by people and then thrown in the water. The first duck to travel downstream is considered the winner. Duck races also occur in Britain. The Great British Duck Race is certainly one such event in the uk which takes place on the Thames River. The 2007 event smashed the Singapore Duck Race record by racing 165,000 ducks over the River Thames.
Though these events are showcased mostly in the local news, it is their popularity and simplicity which has made most of these funny sports famous and noteworthy. At some level, it’s perhaps, better to get a good laugh from seeing a silly event like apple racing than taking notice of and following the supposedly funny drunken brawls of famous sports celebrities which makes sports headlines.