Events

Obby Oss, Padstow, Cornwall
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‘Obby ‘Oss Day, Cornwall

On the first day of May, the hobby horses come out to play in Padstow, Cornwall.

Chess Boxing, London © Sascha Pohflepp
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Chess boxing, London

Chess boxing is a hybrid sport which combines boxing with chess in alternating rounds. Historically, it is an art-performance gone wrong.

Hunting for the Earl of Rone, England © earl-of-rone.org.uk
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Hunting of the Earl of Rone, England

A bizarrely brutal tradition that sees a volunteer humiliated, masked, knocked from his mount, shot at and thrown in the sea.

cheeserolling_michaelwarren
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Cheese rolling, England

Concussion. Broken bones. Severe grass burn. No, this isn’t the latest in contact sports – it’s the all dairy, all dangerous annual Cooper’s Hill cheese rolling and wake.

Lawn Mover Races, England - Photo © The British Lawn Mower Racing Association
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Lawn mower racing, England

A lawn mower is great for cutting grass, but it’s even better for racing around a dirt track.

Tinku_EvaBartlema
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Tinku Festival, Bolivia

Does club kicking-out time on a Saturday night send you scuttling for the nearest taxi? Then don’t mess with the Bolivians.

Photo © Karen Blumberg
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No Pants Subway Ride, USA

Cast off your troubles – and your clothing – in a celebration of No Pants Day, which is well on its way to becoming an American institution.

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