Professional sports are associated mostly with a lot of seriousness and competitiveness. Winning and losing can be known as the major determinants of any sport with all of athletes vying for the winners spot. Not only do professional sports demand commitment and organization they’re also categorized by their highly organized and skill driven nature. Sportsmen are expected to represent the spirit of sportsmanship by being respectful with their competitors and of the sporting officials thereby reflecting the true nature in the sport being played.
On the other hand, this focused and serious world of professional sports can also be a cauldron of several amusing incidents at the same time bringing making these haloed sports celebrities much more real. There has been several instances where athletes or sports celebrities have been found announcing dumb quotes that are enough to fill you with your required dose of daily laughter each day. One does often wonder what makes a mind which is so channelized, so focused and so talented come up with a thing that is incredibly and so utterly dumb!
Simultaneously there are some very funny sports contests that occur around the globe. These bizarre activities can vary from a 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 for the amount of the wifes weight!
Oddly, these funny sports have their list of regulations as well. In 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 set of rules
In Tasmania, the annual apple race is organized round the month of October each year. People really gather together to watch apples race down from the bridge at Hounville into the Houn river.
Among the list of craziest local sporting events might be the running of the bulls, held annually in Pamplona in Spain. The chase lasts nearly a kilometer with folks running ahead of a chasing bull through 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 get critically injured and sometimes killed while taking part in this 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 go downstream is considered the winner. Duck races also occur in the united kingdom. The Great British Duck Race is certainly one such event in Britain which takes place on the Thames River. The 2007 event broke the Singapore Duck Race record by racing 165,000 ducks across the River Thames.
Though these events are showcased mostly in the local news, it is their popularity and simplicity that has made many of these funny sports famous and notable. At some level, it is perhaps, easier 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.