Wednesday, July 16, 2014
This sounds like fun, right?
Wife-carrying contests: Never heard of wife-carrying contests? Finland has been holding them annually since 1992, specifically theEukonkanto konttuuri, which translates to “old hag-carrying race.” Now popular in Wisconsin and Shenyang, China, the sport requires a woman to hang upside down and wrap her legs around her husband’s neck. And less you think the wife is deadweight, a study published inThe Medical Journal of Australia found that carrying a strong woman is associated with better race times. “This may be because a stronger woman can cling more tightly to the man,” the study suggests, “providing a more streamlined form while racing.”