Professional sports are related mostly with a lot of seriousness and competitiveness. Winning and losing can be called the major determinants of any sport with all athletes competing for that 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 expected to represent the spirit of sportsmanship by being respectful with their competitors and of the sporting officials thereby highlighting the true nature of the sport being played.
On the other hand, this focused and serious arena of professional sports is also a cauldron of several amusing incidents as well bringing making these haloed sports celebrities a lot more real. There have been several occasions where athletes or sports celebrities have been found saying dumb quotes that are enough to fill you with your required dose of daily laughter every day. One does often ponder what makes a mind which is so channelized, so focused and so talented think of 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 range 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 has to cover a number of obstacles over land and water to win this event for the prize of a new mobile phone and beer for the quantity of the wifes weight!
Strangely enough, these funny sports have their own set of rules as well. In the case of the wife carrying competition, the wife must be older than 17 years and should weigh over 49kgs. Dropping the wife or bouncing the wife does add a fine and having fun tops the charts! Funny set of rules
In Tasmania, the annual apple race is organized around the month of October every year. People really gather together to watch apples race down from the bridge at Hounville to the Houn river.
One of the craziest local sports entertainment might be the running of the bulls, held annually in Pamplona in Spain. The chase lasts almost a kilometer with folks running in front of a chasing bull through the Pamplonas narrow, winding lanes. This risky and crazy events attracts a huge crowd to this particular region every year and a number of individuals get critically injured and sometimes killed while participating in this game.
Everybody has heard about 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 initially adopted by people and then placed into the water. The 1st duck to travel downstream is considered the winner. Duck races also take place in Britain. The Great British Duck Race is certainly one such event in Britain 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 many of these funny sports famous and notable. At some level, it is perhaps, easier to get a good laugh from seeing a goofy event like apple racing than taking notice of and following the supposedly funny drunken brawls of famous sports celebrities that makes sports headlines.