Hilarious Competitions That Ever Took Place

Cockroach Racing

Story Bridge Hotel hosts this main even yearly on Australia Day. It is B.Y.O.C. (Bring your own cockroach), and in order to win your cockroach must reach the edge of the tarp before the others.


Referred to as The “Olympics of nails”, this contest has been going on for over 10 years. The categories range from normal to extreme. It’s quite a sight to see.

 The World Beard and Moustache Championship

This competition has taken place in both The U.S. and Europe since the early 90’s. Categories range from the most bizarre beards to the most natural.

The World Toe Wrestling Championship

This championship is held at Bentley Brook Inn annually in England. It all begin with 4 guys drinking at a local pub and somehow it has caught on and has been going since 1974.

 Gurning Championship

Gurning means to make an ugly face. This competition is held yearly at England’s Crab Fair.

 Cooper’s Hill Cheese-Rolling and Wake

Participants must chase a 9lb wheel of cheese down a steep hill and be the first person to cross the finish line that resides at the bottom. The winner gets the cheese! This competition results in tons of injuries and in 2005 it had to be postponed so that enough ambulances could return back from rushing earlier competitors to the hospital.

Lawn Mower Racing


 Worm Charming Championships

Held in England since 1980, Worm charmers are given a pot of soil and must get the most worms before time runs out. A 10 year old girl holds the record with 567 total worms being charmed from the soil.

 Bee-Wearing Competition

This competition is referred to as bee-wearing or bee-bearing and is held annually in China. In order to win, you must hold the most weights of bees on your body. Shockingly, the current World Record is 87 lbs, which is about 350,000 bees.

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