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Unique Race Around The World

Updated on November 2, 2011

Actually this hub is related with sport. But I liked the "Race" term. Because we all familiar with kind of sport like football, jogging, swimming, gym, basket ball, tennis, etc. But these are totally different. But have the same idea and the same passion. Why I said so, because we get sweat after doing this activity and most of them is fun. We live in different country and we also have different culture and tradition. Every country have special event. It usually can be done once in a year or annually event and in the special moment.

It become a great moment when one of the participant as a winner. I have some information about unique race around the world. Most of these races totally unique and I think it's impossible to do or out of our mind. For me personally some of these races make me smile even laugh. I think some of you familiar with one of this race, because it came from your country. But I like to present this hub to all of you. I hope you all enjoy this information.

Office-Chairs Racing Championship

After I find this information it looks funny things. We usually use it as a tool to sit. But know we use the office chair for race. We can found it in Germany. As an annually event, with the race route as far as 170m up to 200m. If we found this chair in the office but this time we can found it on the street as a race vehicle. I think it really fun, enjoyable and release stress. This is as a proof that German people usually creative, smart, serious and always thought for high technology. But this time they succeed to make something interesting and have sense of humor, like this race.

Wife carrying championship

Like the name of this race, a wife must be shouldered her husband through a variety of barrier including mud, water and other barrier. The prize for the winner was beer with the same weight with his wife. This race came from Finland. It inspired with the history. About the legend in 19th-century, it said that there were people steal wives from neighboring villages. It also mentioned they create great soldier. the soldier have to shouldering the heavy sacks.

The husband would bring his wife on his back and ran through the various barriers which are provided. The "wife" can be anyone, the real wife allowed, even the sister or neighbors. With the race route as far as 250 meters long.  If the "wife" falling down, the meaning was you'll be punished for 15 seconds. Dennis Rodman as a Chicago Bulls player had tried this race. And he enjoyed it very much.

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World Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling Championships

What is your hobby? if your hobby is snorkeling and cycling, I think it good for you to try this race. This is kind of extreme adventure travel experience. Combination between snorkeling and cycling. We can found this race in Llanwrytd Wells, Mid-Wales. This even held in July and August. For more than 20 years, I think this is as a tradition for the people over there, even for the people outside Wales.

Participants should wear swimsuits complete with breathing equipment and mountain bikes, then brought into the dirty swamp. Race begins and ends at the same spot in the Waen Rhydd swamp. With a depth of 6 feet and wide of 45 feet, participants must ride back and forth in this swamp. If you fall off the bike, you will not get the value of punishment. The rule is, every person is required to dive in the mud as far as 60 yards, who recorded the fastest time as the winner. The fastest world record in 1 minute 35 seconds is Phillip John from England


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Fish Throwing Competitions

I like tuna very much. This fish contain a lot of protein. But do you ever think this fish become part of the race. Actually there was a fish throwing festival. This festival use tuna as an object. This festival held each year on January 26-27 in Port Lincoln, South Australia. This festival called Tunarama. Tuna-throwing contest also attract many tourist. The interesting things of this competitions was the grand prize about $7,000. So, to win the grand prize the participants must throw a tuna fish like a hammer. You know what I mean? And this is fun festival.

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Cheese Rolling Competition

I think we all liked cheese. Cheese was a delicious food as a product of milk. Cheese also took a part of competition. Actually this race is simple, just rolling a wheel of Double Glouchester cylindrical cheeses to the bottom of the hill and people trying to reach this cheese. This event was located at Cooper's Hill in Gloucestershire (UK), a slope which quite steep. No wonder, most of the participants were drunks. Because of many injuries due this competition. At one year, two-thirds of the contestants were injured and in 1998, police stopped this competition for safety reasons.

Cheese rolling has a long history. Combine between to reach the food which does not make sense (only a cheese) against the prohibition of local governments because of the risk of head injury and a serious leg fracture. As information, this cheese can achieve speeds of 70 miles per hour.

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Mobile Phone Throwing Competition

What is your favorite cellular brand? Nokia, Sony Erricson, Samsung or Motorola. I think when we have this mobile phone, we have to take care this stuff from damage. Like the damage for water or because of falling down. How if the mobile intentionally thrown? I think we never imagine about that. But this was really happened in the beautiful country, we can only seen that in Finland. Phone throwing is an international sport that began in Finland in 2000. Based the techniques and the farthest distance. We can use many types of cellular phone, whatever as long as follow the rule more than 220 grams. But there were also requiring a certain phone model. There were 4 categories of this competition. And most of them also enjoy this race.

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High Heel Race

It's normal when the woman wearing high heels. How if man wearing high heels while run fast in the competition. We can found this event in Nanning, Guangxi province, China. Where was the man required to use high-heeled women's shoes. With the minimum at least 8 cm. If you want to participate in the run competition in China. And the minimum high for woman approximately 10 cm. This event was held two weeks where the race followed for men, women and couples. Although for the man they not usual use the high heel, but they enjoy this competition. No one has heel pain and sprains. Each winner in each category received a prize worth around £100 and shopping vouchers.


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The Ancient Japanese Festival Of Onbashira

We can found this race in Suwa city, Japan. This event celebrated every six years. participants boarded a huge timber beams, the largest one can be over 16 meters with a weight of 10 tons. The beam was pulled together down the hill. There were some people who rise to the top of the beam. Some accident causing severe injuries and death often occur in this event. Do you want to pump your adrenaline? You can join this race when you visit Japan someday.

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I invite to all of you if you have some experience with those event. And I think it will fun if we can take a part of this race. I hope this hub useful for us.

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear, Peggy W. Good to see you again. Thank you very much for coming and add another funny event like people who toss tomatoes at each other. I believe that we can find another unique race out there. I really appreciate your vote. Cheers, Prasetio

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Prasetio,

      What a fun hub! On television I have seen people who toss tomatoes at each other for that event each year. Needless to say the streets as well as the people are covered with the smashed fruit after it is done. What some people will do to have fun! Haha! Voted up, funny + interesting.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, ND. Nice to see you here. Thanks for your kindness to stumble this information. I hope you enjoy this information as well. God bless you!

      Prasetio

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      ND 6 years ago

      Hi, I just stumbled upon your blog. These races are really cool and interesting. Thanks for writing about them. :-)

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, KenWu for your understanding about these races. But I hope you enjoy with this information. Cheers...

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      KenWu 6 years ago from Malaysia

      As long as they are enjoyable, there's no reason why unique and weird sports can be practiced.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Good to see you again, Nell. And the good things from your coming is you liked this hub, it's enough for me. I really appreciate that. I agree with you that high heels is fun race, I never thought before that woman felt difficult with this race. Thank you very much.

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      Nell Rose 7 years ago from England

      Hi, ha ha prasetio, brilliant hub! very funny, I love the high heels race. i can't even walk in them! lol thanks again nell

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks for share your thought, Support Med. I am glad you like all information inside this hub. Office chair is the good choice. And "Cheese Rolling Competition" and "Japanese Festival Of Onbashira" looks terrible or too much risk, I agree with you. Good to see you again.

      Prasetio

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      Support Med. 7 years ago from Michigan

      The office chair race looks the most fun to me! But the rest of them are very strange, except for the phone (company must have given bad service and very high rates, LOL!!) The guy in the mud does not look happy at all and the poor tuna, omg. The wood beam down the hill looks more like a struggle than fun, too much risk for injury/death. But, people will do just about anything for attention and what they think will be 'fun'. Interesting article. Rated up!

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Good to see you again, Habee. Actually the idea comes from my other hub with the tittle "The Games For Celebrating Independence Day", so I think there are many unique games out side. And I search more information through the internet. Thank you very much.

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Too funny! where do you find this stuff??

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      thanks dreamreachout for share your experience about another unique race. I think that was extremely the same with the race in my country for independence day. We usually place a marble on a spoon. Good to see you again.

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      dreamreachout 7 years ago

      Wow!! This hub is real fun!! You made me remember my school days when we had that race where a candy was placed on a spoon and one had to run with that in mouth, held by your teeth!! Fabulous hub!!

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Welcome back to my hub, Nancy. It would be fun if you join one of these games. Thank you very much.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, Premium magazines for coming to this hub. I am glad you liked this hub.

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      nancy_30 7 years ago from Georgia

      This was a great hub. These were very interesting races. I would love to see some of them in person. They would be so funny.

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      Premium Magazines $0.42 7 years ago

      Funny what some folks will do for entertainment.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Good to see you again, akirchner. Hope you enjoy all the information here. Prasetio :)

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks valeriebelew,for share your thought and give appreciation to this hub. Hope you liked it and laugh again when you saw this picture.

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      Audrey Kirchner 7 years ago from Central Oregon

      Love the pics! Great research is right and how interesting.

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      valeriebelew 7 years ago from Metro Atlanta, GA, USA

      That was great! Also very funny to me, especially the office desk race in Germany, and the high heel race in China. These are just ways people all over the world cut loose and enjoy a laughing good time. Thumbs up for you. Excellent research. (:v

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Carolina, thanks for share that you ever take a part of several these event. I think you have good position in this event. See you...

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      thank you very much devsir for coming to this hub.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Good night, Kaie. Don't worry, I didn't tell anyone and I'll keep your secret..hahahaha. Thanks for share about this. It was funny too.

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      You have good choice HappyHer. Thanks for your appreciation to this hub. Nice to see you again.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks Katie, you always support all my hub. And I really appreciate that, thank you for your kindness to rate this hub. Office chair racing always great as a unique race. Good to see you again. Have a great day!

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Welcome back,Micky. I think you didn't want riding your bike in the dirty swamp. Because you are a great biker. A beautiful nature and fresh always accompany you, every time. Thanks my friend fro supporting this hub. Peace :)

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I agree with you, Itakins. Some of these races make me laugh. Thanks for coming to this hub.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Good evening, Pamela. I am glad you liked this hub. Hope it become new inspiration for us. Maybe we can use it as a fresh idea. Have a nice day!

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      carolina muscle 7 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      as much as I hate to admit it, I've been to several of these events.. LOL!! Nicely done post!!!

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      devsir 7 years ago from Earth

      Interesting Facts

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      Kaie Arwen 7 years ago

      Uh oh........... the office racing chair thing......... well, I don't race, but I have been known to navigate it through the classroom.......... but don't tell anyone

      :-D Kaie

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      HappyHer 7 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      This hub was very entertaining! I would love to compete in the cell phone throwing or office chair race :)

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      katiem2 7 years ago from I'm outta here

      WOW prasetio, What fun I like the office chair racing I can hardly keep myself from zooming about in my own office chair. Love this fun packed hub, WOW prasetio your the people whisper you know what we need and deliver it before we even know we need it! Your special and Love you unique race around the world, will share and rate everything good! Peace :)

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      Prasetio!!! You've taken "interesting" to a new level! Thank you again Sir! Excellent! I'll ride my bike on dry land when possible though!

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      itakins 7 years ago from Irl

      An education and a laugh all in one-brilliant!

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      Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

      Prasetio, What a wonderful, hilarious hub. I loved all those races and most all of them were new to me. Excellent hub.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Welcome back to my hub, Mentalist acer. Thanks for share your opinion about this topic. See you..

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thank you so much, Hello for coming again to this hub. Just wait and see. I'll do the best.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Ann Nonymous, I give my big appreciation to your comment. I am glad you liked this hub and entertained after reading this hub. I agree with you, this world looks colorful when we can find the funniest thing in our life. And this race really make all the participant enjoy and felt so fun. Good to see you again.

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Darlene, you always come with wonderful comment. I have a new spirit after read your comment. Thank you so much. I hope you enjoy all the information inside this hub. Have a great day!

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Good to see you again, Andy. I hope you enjoy all the pictures and really fun with the information above.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thank you very much, Keith s. I felt my energy in top position when I wrote this hub. Until my body sweating also.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, drbj for giving appreciation to this hub. You give nice comment here. Cheese rolling game was stunning but dangerous. We can see how the adult like a children to catch that cheese.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thank you very much, Pete. You have the right choice, that game was very funny and the Beer for the winner. Good to see you again. Peace :)

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      Mentalist acer 7 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      Where would the Olympics be without these "classics":)

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Hello, prasentio30, you certainly find thing for to do. Thank you for an amazing hub. Wonder what will you find next?

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      Ann Nonymous 7 years ago from Virginia

      Oh my goodness....what people come up with these days! This was a great funny and interesting read, Prasetio. Now I had heard of the cheese down the hill contest, men running in high heels and one or two others but they are all outrageous!!! Great EDUCATIONAL hub. And just when we think humanity is brilliant! LOL!

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      Ign Andy 7 years ago from Green Home Office

      Really great hubs, so funny just looking at the picture. It's hilarious!

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      Darlene Sabella 7 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

      What a blast, everyone looks like they are having so much fun, so crazy races I must say. Great hub, thumb up my friend...

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      keith s 7 years ago

      what a unique mind you have and how energetic you are. great stuff.

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      drbj and sherry 7 years ago from south Florida

      Prasetio - you certainly used the right label for this hub - unique. I never heard of some of these games before but I was aware of the contestants in the cheese-rolling game being injured because the hill was so steep.

      Funny what some folks will do for entertainment.

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      Pete Maida 7 years ago

      That's good stuff. I love the guys getting beer in relation to their wife's weight.