Humans have a highly competitive nature. It’s just in our blood. Every year weirder and wilder sports are invented and new events get added to the Olympic games. But since there are so many people involved in the more common sports and games, competing in them at the highest level is extremely tough, making it next to impossible for the average Joe to be successful in any of the established sports.
So maybe it shouldn’t come as a surprise that people keep coming up with ridiculously outrageous and sometimes just purely insane competitions to test our abilities. Though you might have heard of one or two of these, this list is a testament to how crazy the human race is when it comes to dreaming up fantastically bizarre competitions.
12. Worm Charming Championship
Sure, the ability to attract worms might sound like something that could be considered the worst superhero power of all time, but every year the Worm Charming Championship brings together hundreds of people of all ages to see whose powers are the strongest.
The competition lasts 30 minutes and contestants use whatever techniques they can think of, including poking the ground with pitchforks and playing the bongos, to raise as many worms as they can to surface of their designated section. The first Worm Charming Championship was held in 1980 but it’s since grown to become quite a celebrated sport in some parts. The current world record was set by a 10-year-old girl who managed to raise and incredible 567 worms in 2009.