Professional sports are related mostly with a lot of seriousness and competitiveness. Winning and losing can be known as the major determinants of any sport with all athletes vying for that winners spot. Not only do professional sports require 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 and of the sporting officials thereby highlighting the actual nature of the sport being played.
On the other hand, this focused and serious arena of professional sports can also be a cauldron of countless funny incidents as well 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 which 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 take place across the world. 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 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 mobile phone and beer for the quantity 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 should 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 list of rules
In Tasmania, the yearly apple race is organized round the month of October every year. People actually gather together to view apples race down from the bridge at Hounville to the Houn river.
One of the craziest local sporting events might be the running of the bulls, held annually in Pamplona in Spain. The chase lasts almost a kilometer with people running in front 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 also a number of individuals do get seriously injured and quite often killed while taking part in this game.
Everyone 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 one such crazy yearly event that involves 85,000 rubber ducks contesting against one another across the Singapore river. These ducks are initially adopted by people and then thrown 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 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.
Even though these events are featured 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’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.