Wednesday, January 5, 2011

✈Worldwide Wednesdays: Weird Sports/Events #5

Unemployment Olympics, USA
Lost your job?  Feeling frustrated, depressed or just need to vent?  Then be sure to enter this year's Unemployment Olympics (if you're still unemployed, because a 'pink slip' is required to enter).
Jobless participants gathered at Tompkins Square Park in Manhattan's East Village for the first annual event, created by recently laid-off computer software worker Nick Goddard, on March 31, 2009.
Events include Pin The Blame On The Boss, Office Phone Skee-Ball, Office Phone Pinata, and the "You're Fired!" race to the cardboard Unemployment Office.


High Heel Marathon (All over)
High heel race is an unusual event, which is held in many cities, such as Sydney, Paris, Moscow and Amsterdam.
But the citizens of Milan were lucky most of all – not every day the winner of such race gets a couple of delicious, lust luxury open-toe sandals from Manolo Blahnik.

Up to 300 girls took part at this competition who must overcome a distance of 80 m running on high heels. The heels should be a minimum 7 cm height and 1.5 cm in diameter. All these fashion sacrifices make only with the aim to get a pair of sandals from the shoe master Manolo Blanik. The winner in the Milan race was not single, but three that means that these three lucky women became the owner of the most elegant heels in the world.


World Egg Throwing Championship (UK)
Egg Throwing has been a sport enjoyed by millions of people since early humans discovered the delight of watching a failure of another to catch a tossed egg. Nowadays egg throwing is a serious sport played all over the world. The World Egg Throwing Competition is held annually in Swaton, England since 2006.
The contest features four disciplines besides the egg trebuchet, including the "throw and catch", in which teams of two players try to propel and safely gather an egg over the greatest distance. Teams of 11 players can enter the "egg-static relay" and attempt to move 12 eggs 100 metres by throwing them between themselves as they stand along the route. And "egg Russian roulette" – which echoes a dramatic sequence from the film The Deer Hunter – involves contenders wearing bandannas selecting eggs one at a time and smashing them against their foreheads. The loser is the first to pick the single raw egg among the six otherwise hardboiled ones on offer.


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