Professional sports are associated mostly with plenty of seriousness and competitiveness. Winning and losing can be called the major determinants of any sport with all athletes vying for the winners spot. Not only do professional sports demand commitment and organization they are also categorized by their highly organized and skill driven nature. Sportsmen are required to represent the spirit of sportsmanship by being respectful with their competitors as well as the sporting officials thereby highlighting 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 funny incidents at the same time bringing making these haloed sports celebrities a lot more real. There has been several instances where athletes or sports celebrities have been discovered announcing dumb quotes that are enough to fill you with your required dose of daily laughter every day. One does often wonder how does a mind that is so channelized, so focused and so talented come up with a thing that is amazingly and so utterly dumb!
Simultaneously there are some very funny sports contests that occur across the world. These bizarre activities can range from a wife carrying competition for the prize of beer to duck racing to the world coal carrying championships. The wife carrying championship is usually an annual event held in Finland within 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!
Strangely enough, these funny sports have their list of rules 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 yearly apple race is organized around the month of October each year. People really gather together to view apples race down from the bridge at Hounville to the Houn river.
Among the list of craziest local sports entertainment could be the running of the bulls, held annually in Pamplona in Spain. The chase lasts almost a kilometer with folks running ahead of a chasing bull throughout the Pamplonas narrow, winding lanes. This risky and crazy events attracts a massive crowd to this particular region each year and also a number of individuals do get seriously injured and quite often killed while participating in this game.
Everyone has heard of duck racing. But a rubber duck race that raises $1 million to the aid of local charities? The Singapore Duck race is certainly one such crazy annual event which involves 85,000 rubber ducks contesting against each other over the Singapore river. These ducks are first adopted by people and after that placed into the water. The first duck to travel downstream is considered the winner. Duck races also occur in Britain. The Great British Duck Race is one such event in Britain that takes place on the Thames River. The 2007 event smashed the Singapore Duck Race record by racing 165,000 ducks across the River Thames.
Even 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 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 pursuing the supposedly funny drunken brawls of famous sports celebrities that makes sports headlines.