Friday, May 22, 2009

Australian Hidden Competition

Australia hosts some strange races and sporting events. Here's a quick rundown of a few.

1. The Cockroach World Championship - BrisbaneEvery Australia Day, the Story Bridge Hotel runs a cockroach race in Brisbane.

2. The Beer Can Regatta - DarwinEvery July or August , a race involving watercraft constructed out of discarded tinnies (beer cans).

3. Cane toad racing - Magnetic Island

4. The Camel Cup - Alice Springs

5. The Henley-on-Todd Regatta - Alice SpringsSeptember every year, a race where bottomless boats are constructed so that their sailors canrun on foot.

6. Wife Carrying Championships - Singleton

7. Pig racing - Melbourne

8. The Nude Olympics - Maslin BeachEvery February with events such as tug-of-war, frisbee-throwing and a Best Bum competition.

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