Professional sports are associated mostly with a lot of seriousness and competitiveness. Winning and losing could be called the major determinants of any sport with all athletes competing 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 required to represent the spirit of sportsmanship by being respectful of their competitors and of the sporting officials thereby reflecting 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 funny incidents as well bringing making these haloed sports celebrities much more real. There have been several occasions where athletes or sports celebrities have been discovered saying dumb quotes which are enough to fill you with all 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 come up with a thing that is amazingly and so utterly dumb!
Simultaneously there are several very funny sports contests that occur 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 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!
Oddly, these funny sports have their own set of rules too. In case of the wife carrying competition, the wife should be more than 17 years and must 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 round the month of October every year. People really gather together to view 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 every year in Pamplona in Spain. The chase lasts nearly a kilometer with people running in front of a chasing bull throughout the Pamplonas narrow, winding lanes. This risky and crazy events attracts a massive crowd to this region every year and also a number of individuals get critically injured and quite often killed while taking part in this game.
Everyone has heard of duck racing. But a rubber duck race that raises $1 million for the aid of local charities? The Singapore Duck race is one such crazy yearly 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 first duck to go downstream is regarded as the winner. Duck races also take place in the united kingdom. The Great British Duck Race is one such event in the uk which takes place on the Thames River. The 2007 event broke 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 that has made most of these funny sports famous and noteworthy. At some level, it is perhaps, easier to get a good chuckle from seeing a silly event like apple racing than taking notice of and following the supposedly funny drunken brawls of well-known sports celebrities which makes sports headlines.