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Wife-carrying world championship

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Wife-Carrying World Championship

Every year in Sonkajarvi, Finland, men gather for one of the strangest sports events on the planet: the Wife-Carrying World Championship. Yes, this is a real competition. Men are required to carry a wife (who doesn't have to be their own wife) through an obstacle course, and the winner gets paid his wife's weight in beer.