We just love to watch these weird contests.
More than 5,000 people went to Dorset recently to watch a biscuit-throwing contest! They saw the winner lob a biccie an impressive 71 feet.
The crowds show that if you stage something unusual, it can be a real tourist attraction.
Alston in Cumbria draws visitors for its annual Scarecrow Competition. You’ll find amazing creations in the streets, shops, gardens and homes. This year’s event is on Saturday, June 21.
An even bigger Cumbrian favourite is the annual World Gurning Championships, where pulling funny faces isn’t just acceptable but necessary.
If the Dorset biscuit throwers fancy chucking something different, then Lancashire may be the place to head this September. That’s when Ramsbottom plays host to the Black Pudding Throwing Championships.
Contestants lob three black puddings each at 21 of the fry-up favourites, trying to knock down as many as possible. Big crowds always gather in Bognor Regis for the much-filmed Bognor Birdman contest.
Dozens of hopefuls, some serious, many not, try to defy gravity and emulate our feathered friends by taking to the skies under their own power.
Reaching a set distance after jumping off the end of the pier is the aim. Plummeting into the water in funny costumes is the outcome.
A slow-paced contrast is the World Championship Snail Racing in Norfolk. Taking place on July 19, the tiny competitors slither across a cloth in the middle of Congham village’s cricket ground.
Castle Douglas is always busy at the start of August for the Alternative Scottish Games. Contestants give their best shot at Gird’n’Cleek and Spinning The Peerie.
However, one of the craziest and most dangerous events is Gloucestershire’s famous Cheese Rolling spectacular, which takes place tomorrow.
Up to 40,000 spectators gather at Coopers Hill in Brockworth to see dozens of entrants run, tumble and indeed roll their way down the steep slope after a 7lb Double Gloucester cheese.
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