Today in Finland…..
World Wife Carrying Championships”, the 23rd annual in Sonkajarvi, Finland in which men from around-the-world tote their wives (or a female friend) around an 830-ft (250-m) obstacle course in hope of winning her weight in beer. The current record is 55.5 seconds.
And on Saturday you can check out these events…..
“International Cherry Pit Spitting Contest”, the 42nd annual expectorates in Eau Claire, Michigan. Entrants eat a cherry and then spit the pit as far as possible.
“Running Of the Nudes” in Pamplona, Spain, the 11th annual protest of bullfighting organized by PETA just ahead of the town’s annual “Running Of the Bulls”.
NET: http://www.runningofthenudes.com We’ll leave this one to your imagination…..
“US Independence Day”, celebrating the country’s declaration of nationhood in 1776. Among the more unusual 4th of July festivals: “Sidewalk Egg-Frying Challenge” in Oatman AZ; “World’s Greatest Lizard Race” in Lovington NM; and the vegan-inspired “Independence from Meat Day”.