Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Want To Be In These Competitions?

Pig Racing: Porkers with names like Shakin Bacon, Sty Stallone and Jean Claude Van Spam burn up an oval track while the crowd squeals in delight.

If pigs can't quite fly, they can dive -- gracefully, we might add -- and there are competitions to prove it, such as one at the Royal Melbourne Show in Australia.

Toilet Seat Toss: Think of it as the redneck version of horseshoes. In fact, it's an integral part of the annual Summer Redneck Games in East Dublin, GA.

Ironing: "The latest danger sport that combines the thrills of an extreme outdoor activity with the satisfaction of a well-pressed shirt" requires contestants to take an ironing board to a challenging location -- like the Antarctic, a mountain top or underwater -- and attempt to lay waste to unsightly wrinkles. Ironing can also be done while bungee jumping and snowboarding.

Pack your trunk and head for Nepal as The World Elephant Polo Association will be celebrating its silver jubilee in November. It's a truly international sport with an annual world championship. Teams of three-four pachyderms (plus drivers and players) compete for more than peanuts in two 10-minute chukkas on a pitch that's about the size of a soccer field.

[Credit: Sports Illustrated.]


Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have pig rasces up here. In fact this coming fall there wil lbe a big one, it's called ''ELECTIONS''

Exit 318

July 09, 2009 7:08 AM  
Anonymous ruthc said...

What's most amazing in here is that you were reading Sports Illustrated!

July 09, 2009 9:54 AM  
Blogger Tom Carten said...

It was on a link from, I think, CNN.com

July 09, 2009 10:10 AM  

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