Professional sports are associated mostly with a lot of seriousness and competitiveness. Winning and losing could be known as the major determinants of any sport with all athletes competing for the 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 of their competitors as well as the sporting officials thereby reflecting the true nature in the sport being played.
On the other hand, this focused and serious world of professional sports can also be a cauldron of several amusing incidents as well bringing making these haloed sports celebrities a lot more real. There has been several instances where athletes or sports celebrities have been found announcing dumb quotes that are enough to fill you with your required dose of daily laughter each day. One does often ponder how does a mind which is so channelized, so focused and so talented come up with something that is incredibly and so utterly dumb!
Simultaneously there are several very funny sports contests that occur across the world. These bizarre activities can range from the wife carrying competition for that 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 for the amount of the wifes weight!
Oddly, these funny sports have their list of rules as well. In case of the wife carrying competition, the wife must be more than 17 years and should 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 around the month of October every year. People actually gather together to watch apples race down from the bridge at Hounville into the Houn river.
One of the craziest local sporting events could 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 draws in a huge crowd to this particular region each year and a number of individuals do get critically injured and sometimes killed while taking part in the game.
Everybody 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 annual event which involves 85,000 rubber ducks contesting against each other across the Singapore river. These ducks are first adopted by people and after that thrown into the water. The first duck to go downstream is considered the winner. Duck races also occur in Britain. The Great British Duck Race is one such event in the uk which takes place on the Thames River. The 2007 event smashed the Singapore Duck Race record by racing 165,000 ducks across 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, better to get a good laugh from seeing a goofy event like apple racing than taking notice of and pursuing the supposedly funny drunken brawls of famous sports celebrities that makes sports headlines.