This is some footage from the 2017 Iowa State Fair’s husband calling contest, in which wives compete by calling their husbands. Not on the phone, mind you — by yelling. The winner takes home a ribbon, five bucks, but, most importantly, bragging rights, which are invaluable. I may not have
This is a video of 154-pound rock climber Magnus Midtbø competing with 375-pound strongman ‘The Norwegian Hulk’ in a biblical David vs Goliath grip strength competition, using seven different styles of grips to see who can lift the most weight. Despite his diminutive size, Magnus manages to beat the strongman
Presumably pleased with the Youtube success of his previous two iterations of squirrel mazes (version 2.0 here), this is a video of ex-NASA engineer turned Youtuber Mark Rober holding the Backyard Squirrelympics 3.0, an Olympic style competition in which squirrels compete in seven different events to see which is the
This is a video of Jomboy providing some lighthearted commentary of the women’s 2019 Norwegian Death Diving (Døds) freestyle competition, in which participants bellyflop from a 10 – 14 meter platform with as much as flair as possible. Miriam Hamberg manages to secure victory in the video, just like she
This is a video of billiard player Shane Van Boening sinking six balls on the break of a game of ten-ball. The commentators speculate he’s going to make three, but no, he doubles that. For reference, the most balls I’ve ever made on a break is probably two. MAYBE three.
The 2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee was the first ever decided by a spell-off, in which two contestants had 90 seconds apiece to correctly spell as many words as possible. In the video, young Vikram manages to spell 15 of his words correctly in the time, while Harini managed to
Note: Check your volume, yelling. This is a video of young Talaya Crawford losing her shoe at the beginning of a foot race, having to stop to put it back on, then catching up with and smoking the competition. Just imagine if she hadn’t lost a shoe — she probably
This is a video of three WWE wrestlers (including Ricochet) attempting to out-tug a 2.5-year old lion cub in a game of tug of war at the San Antonio Zoo. A zoo spokesperson said the tug-of-war activity is just one of many designed to help provide stimulation for its big