Of all of the things that a festival could celebrate, tuna fish has got to be one of the weirder. But that’s exactly what the residents of Port Lincoln in Australia do every January.
The annual festival is held in honour of Port Lincoln’s biggest industry; tuna fishing and farming, and includes tuna themed street parades, slippery pole competitions (!) and fireworks. But the main event and the thing that really sets this festival apart from other tuna centric celebrations is the World Championship Tuna Toss competition.
Tourists flock to the port to watch locals and tourists compete in this competition, where the winner is the man or woman who throws their tuna the furthest. Competition is stiff and 2010 will see the flingers attempt to beat the current record of 37.23 metres!