Professional sports are related mostly with a lot of seriousness and competitiveness. Winning and losing can be called the major determinants of any sport with all of athletes competing for the winners spot. Not only do professional sports demand 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 with their competitors and of the sporting officials thereby reflecting the actual nature in the sport being played.
However, this focused and serious arena of professional sports is also a cauldron of countless funny incidents at the same time bringing making these haloed sports celebrities a lot more real. There has been several occasions where athletes or sports celebrities have been found saying dumb quotes that are enough to fill you with all your required dose of daily laughter every day. One does often wonder how does a mind which is so channelized, so focused and so talented think of something that is amazingly and so utterly dumb!
Simultaneously there are several very funny sports contests that occur across the world. These bizarre activities can vary from a wife carrying competition for the prize of beer to duck racing to the world coal carrying championships. The wife carrying championship is usually an annual event held in Finland within the month of July. The winner has to cover a number of obstacles over land and water to win this event for the prize of a new mobile phone and beer to the amount of the wifes weight!
Strangely enough, these funny sports have their set of rules too. In the 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 annual apple race is organized around the month of October every year. People really gather together to view apples race down from the bridge at Hounville into the Houn river.
One of the craziest local sports entertainment might be the running of the bulls, held every year in Pamplona in Spain. The chase lasts nearly a kilometer with folks running in front of a chasing bull throughout the Pamplonas narrow, winding lanes. This dangerous and crazy events attracts a huge crowd to this region each year and also a number of individuals do get critically injured and sometimes killed while participating in the game.
Everybody has heard of duck racing. But a rubber duck race that raises $1 million to the aid of local charities? The Singapore Duck race is certainly one such crazy yearly event that involves 85,000 rubber ducks contesting against one another across the Singapore river. These ducks are first adopted by people and then thrown into the water. The 1st duck to go downstream is regarded as the winner. Duck races also occur in Britain. The Great British Duck Race is one such event in Britain that takes place on the Thames River. The 2007 event broke the Singapore Duck Race record by racing 165,000 ducks over the River Thames.
Even though these events are showcased mostly in the local news, it is their popularity and simplicity that has made most of these funny sports famous and noteworthy. At some level, it is perhaps, easier to get a good laugh from seeing a goofy event like apple racing than taking notice of and following the supposedly funny drunken brawls of famous sports celebrities which makes sports headlines.