10 Of The Strangest Competitions In The World

Insect Eating

While not a traditional contest, the insect eating that occurs at Ben Siegel Reptile Store in Florida each year is mostly for publicity. Those who eat the most insects in a single sitting are awarded a new python to bring home and care for.

Wife Carrying

Every year, Sonkajärvi, Finland, hosts a competition to see which man can carry their wife on their shoulders across a large obstacle course within the fastest time. Each course has wooden fences and boulders, and even a watered down expanse to wade through.