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10 Of The Strangest Competitions In The World



Humans are, of course, competitive beings by nature, that much has become evident over the past thousands of years of wars, sports competitions, and battles of the minds. The winner of any of these receives glory and a significant boost to their pride, as they will be known as the very best. When it comes to the more unusual competitions, however, we’re unsure if these people actually want to be considered the greatest around. They probably take pride in what they are doing, though. Here are ten of the strangest competitions you’ll ever hear about.

Shin Kicking

The art of shin kicking has been used by children as a way to combat bullies on the playground for centuries. But ever since the 17th century, the common people have turned it into a brutal sport for festivals in England.

Naki Sumo

Every single year at the Sensoki Temple, Tokyo, a contest is held between babies to see who can cry the most. Two student sumo wrestlers are forced to hold the crying babies in their arms and bring them to tears simply by making faces.