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Taisto Miettinen: Finland's New Wife-Carrying Champion

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Sometimes you just want to haul your wife to victory. (From 2009 North American Wife Carrying Championship.)
Sometimes you just want to haul your wife to victory. (From 2009 North American Wife Carrying Championship.)

Ah, leave it to Finland and their bizarre contests to make you scratch your head in wonder.

This Northern European country, which is home to the Air Guitar World Championship, the Mosquito Swatting Championships and the Swamp Soccer Championships (just to name a few), is also the proud creator of the Wife Carrying World Championships.

Taisto Miettinen, a lawyer, passed this bar exam when he carried his lovely wife Kristiina Haapanen through the course in a little more than a minute.

Read the whole story at thefw.com

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