Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Biggest Sporting Event in the World...

Mark your calendars. Circle August 27 (it's a Friday) on your calendar in red! What major sporting event will be performed that day? What trophy will be raised in the air?

The Air Guitar World Championship.

In fact, this will be the 15th year that the Air Guitar World Championship has been held. This year it is in Oulu, Finland and it appears that they are in short supply of tight fitting, bright, sparkly pants. Makes me wonder why Axel Rose doesn't decide to make his real comeback in Finland.

Don't forget to bring your hairspray.

Air Guitar World Championships 2010 from OMVF on Vimeo.

But if you are going to Finland, you might want to decide and stay for the Mobile Phone Throwing Contest. Especially for you iPhone users (with the fantastic AT&T dropped call network) this is where you can finally vent out some of your frustrations (and in at least my case, dreams) of letting that phone fly into the air. The rules are simple:

You'll either throw the cell phone backwards over your shoulder and count the distance of the best of three attempts. Alternatively, and even more fun, you can do a freestyle throw for creativity points.

Finally, the Wife Carrying World Championships has entered it's 13th year of existence. Some of the rules are as follows:

•The length of the official track is 253.5 meters, and the surface of the track is partially sand, partially grass and partially gravel.
•The track has two dry obstacles and a water obstacle, about one meter deep.
•The only equipment allowed is a belt worn by the carrier.
•There is only one category in the World Championships and the winner is the couple who completes the course in the shortest time.
•Also the most entertaining couple, the best costume and the strongest carrier will be awarded a special prize.

And a video from the 2010 Wife Carrying World Championships:

1 comment:

yutopar99 said...

Their short are so tight.