Professional sports are related mostly with a lot of seriousness and competitiveness. Winning and losing could be known as 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 reflecting the actual nature of the sport being played.
On the other hand, this focused and serious world of professional sports is also a cauldron of several amusing incidents as well bringing making these haloed sports celebrities a lot more real. There has been several instances where athletes or sports celebrities have been discovered saying dumb quotes which are enough to fill you with your required dose of daily laughter each day. One does often ponder how does a mind which is so channelized, so focused and so talented come up with something that is amazingly and so utterly dumb!
Simultaneously there are several very funny sports contests that occur across the world. These bizarre activities can range from the wife carrying competition for that 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!
Strangely enough, these funny sports have their list of regulations too. In case of the wife carrying competition, the wife must be more than 17 years and must weigh over 49kgs. Dropping the wife or bouncing the wife does add a fine and having fun tops the charts! Funny list of rules
In Tasmania, the annual apple race is organized around the month of October every year. People really gather together to view apples race down from the bridge at Hounville into 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 people running ahead of a chasing bull throughout the Pamplonas narrow, winding lanes. This risky and crazy events attracts a huge crowd to this region each year and a number of participants get critically injured and sometimes 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 one such crazy yearly event which involves 85,000 rubber ducks contesting against one another over the Singapore river. These ducks are first adopted by people and then placed into the water. The first duck to go downstream is regarded as the winner. Duck races also occur in Britain. The Great British Duck Race is 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 featured mostly in the local news, it is their popularity and simplicity that has made most of these funny sports famous and notable. At some level, it’s perhaps, better to get a good chuckle from seeing a goofy event like apple racing than taking notice of and pursuing the supposedly funny drunken brawls of well-known sports celebrities which makes sports headlines.