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32 Crazy Competitions (PHOTOS)

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Forget March Madness, here are some truly insane competitions.

People all over the world compete to see who has the best painted pregnant belly, who's the best cherry pit spitter and who will be a champion cheese roller.

Oh, and there's something called a Rubber Woman Challenge too.

  • A competitor in the Summer Redneck Games takes a belly flop into a mud pit during competition on May 26, 2012 in East Dublin, Georgia. The Redneck Games is an annual event that began in 1996 when Atlanta hosted the Olympics. (Photo by Richard Ellis/Getty Images)
  • Competitors all out in the old Penny-farthing race at the Herne Hill track cycle meeting. (Photo by Planet News Archive/SSPL/Getty Images)
  • 12th November 1956: Axemen from Australia and Tasmania compete for the world title in the woodchopping championships in Sydney. (Photo by Dennis Rowe/BIPs/Getty Images)
  • A German Army soldier drives a 'team' of motorcycles from a chariot in a competition race at the Potsdam Army Show, Potsdam, Germany, September 5, 1938. Note that the image has been significantly manipulated. (Photo by Underwood Archives/Getty Images)
  • Beauty contestants are judged solely on their figures, thanks to the introduction of papier mache masks, at the Butlins Holiday Camp in Clacton-on-Sea, 27th May 1952. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
  • circa 1930: Ruth Hurschler, candidate to the 'Perfect Back' contest, is being examined and X rayed by Dr Howell, Chiropractor, in the final stage of the competition, circa 1930 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)
  • Jessie Darnley swims way to title of 'Miss Anaheim' in pool filled with 3 tons of oranges on September 23, 1932 in Anaheim, California.
  • Cleaning Contest At Hamburg In Germany On May 18Th 1953 (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)
  • The Latest in Marathons- Stilt Dancing!The most recent innovations in marathons, stilt dancing, was held in New York City ballroom on Feb. 6th. Due to the falling of some participants the Roseland ballroom owners called a halt to this novel contest after four hours. Photo shows two of the dancers after tumble, as other contestants merrily dance on. (Photo by NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
  • Mister Fattest 1954 At Fattest Man Contest In Torino-Italy-Europe On May 16th 1954 (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)
  • Taisto Miettinen carries his partner Kristiina Haapanen, during the Wife Carrying World Championship competition in Sonkajarvi, on July 7, 2012. The pair won first-place in the competition. (Photo credit should read Timo Hartikainen/AFP/GettyImages)
  • Competitors take part in the Bushel Basket Championship, an event in the Borough Market and South London Fruiterers Sports Association Annual Charity Sports Day at Herne Hill Athletic Ground, 10th September 1931. (Photo by Sean Sexton/Getty Images)
  • Kelsey, 12-years-old, dives into a pool of grits during the grits roll at the World Grits Festival on April 14, 2012 in St George, South Carolina. The competition is to see who can cover themselves in the most grits by rolling in the pool. (Photo by Richard Ellis/Getty Images)
  • A competitor takes part in the World Bog Snorkelling Championships held at Waen Rhydd Bog on August 31, 2009 in Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
  • Georgian Jemal Tkeshelashvili inflates a hot water bottle with his nose in Tbilisi on September 30, 2009. Tkeshelashvili used his nose to inflate and burst three water bottles during an unusual contest. Tkeshelashvili set the record for the quickest burst at 13 seconds. (Photo credit should read VANO SHLAMOV/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Two Chinese women wrestle in a mud pool during an international women's mud wrestling contest on March 28, 2010 in Haikou, Hainan province of China. More than 30 women took part in the contest, organised by a cosmetic company which boast that the mineral-rich mud used in the competition is good for the skin and is worth nearly 300,000 yuan. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)
  • Trying to repeat as Bobbin' for Pigs' Feet champion, Eric Outler plucks a frozen pig foot out of a tub of water as he competes in the first heat during the 14th Annual Summer Redneck Games July 10, 2010 in East Dublin, Georgia. Started in 1996 as a charity and a spoof of the Summer Olympics held in Atlanta, the games feature bobbing for pigs' feet, hub cap hurling and the mud pit belly flop contest for trophies. (Photo by Stephen Morton/Getty Images)
  • A candidate of the 21st Italian national "Miss Cicciona" (Miss Fat Woman) competition jokes with the host on the podium at Casciana Terme in Forcoli on July 31, 2010. (Photo credit should read FABIO MUZZI/AFP/Getty Images)
  • A rider and his miniature horses compete in the "wagon race" in Berlin, August 8, 2010. Wannabe Gladiators compete with their chariots at a Berlin Harness Racing track. (Photo credit should read TIM BRAKEMEIER/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Men get ready to start a competition swimming on inflatable female dolls at the "Rubber Baba Challenge 2010" (Rubber Women Challenge) in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk on August 22, 2010. The men competed in an open water swim on the inflated dolls during a day off. (Photo credit should read VALERY TITIEVSKY/AFP/Getty Images)
  • A competitor takes part in the bi-annual Cold Water Championships at Tooting Bec lido outdoor swimming pool, South London on January 22, 2011. Participants braved the pool's cold water to compete in swimming races sometimes wearing eccentric costumes or hats. (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Two participants coaxing their crickets into a fight, by brushing the front of their heads with a grass straw at the "Yu Sheng Cup" Cricket fighting tournament, Chongming Island, luhua village on October 4, 2011 in Shanghai, China. This event is held during the National holiday and organised by the Chongming Tourist Department and local Government. A total of 16 groups participated, the winning group is awarded a certificate and 10,000RMB (1500 USD). Groups come with crickets collected from fields across China including Shandong Province and Hebei Province. (Photo by Jonathan Browning/Getty Images)
  • A women competes in the cycle tour d'todd race during the 48th Henley-on-Todd Dry Riverbed Regatta on August 22, 2009 in Alice Springs, Australia. The Henley-on-Todd Dry Riverbed Regatta is the only one of its kind in the world and is held along the Todd River in the town centre of Alice Springs, the river runs occassionaly but remains dry for much of the year. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)
  • Women compete for the "Race on Heels" on November 20, 2009 in Paris.A total 96 shoe addicts, a common condition with fashionistas, have signed up for Friday evening's National Stiletto Championship, taking place after office hours on an indoor track in the old stock exchange building in central Paris. The race is a three-part relay over 180 metres (yards) involving 32 teams of three with names such as "Yes We Can", "Sexpistols" or "Superwoman". Volunteers from the Red Cross will be standing by in case of accident, but last year's competition wound up without a single twisted ankle. (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)
  • France's Noel Jamet imitates the grunt of a pig during a pig grunting competition in Milizac on July 4, 2010. Jamet, in his pig costume won the competition to add to his already illustrious achievements as 2009 World Pig grunter and twice international champion pig grunter at the Agricultural show in Paris in 2007 and 2008. (Photo credit should read FRED TANNEAU/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Over 200 seniors of Wellesley College's class of 2003 participate in the 107th annual hoop rolling contest on the grounds of the campus. (Photo by Wendy Maeda/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
  • Two referees leaning on a cane watch sheep passing by during a professional sheperd contest in Schlesin, northern Germany. Sheep farming is declining in the northern German region Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. (Photo credit should read BERND WUSTNECK/AFP/GettyImages)
  • A mother (R) joins other parents in coaxing their babies toward the finish line in the 15th Hong Kong Baby Crawling Contest, 09 August 2003. Dozens of youngsters took part in the promotional event, held on the sidelines of the "11th International Baby/Children Products Expo" at Hong Kong's Convention and Exhibition Centre. (Photo credit should read RICHARD A. BROOKS/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Competitors hurl themselves down a near vertical slope in pursuit of a Double Gloucester cheese during the Gloucestershire "Cheese Rolling and Wake" on May 30, 2005 in Gloucestershire, England. The annual tradition, thought to date back to Roman times, draws competitors from far and wide to chase a seven-pound Double Gloucester cheese 200 yards. Injuries are commonplace, forcing the cancellation of the event in the past. The reward for the winner - they get to take home the cheese. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
  • Mothers-to-be show their painted bellies at a body-painting competition for pregnant women on October 8, 2008 in Haikou, Hainan Province, southern China. (Photo by Zhang Mao/ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)
  • A Powersliding competitor shows off his freestyle sliding skills at Levi's 3rd annual Powersliding Championships on April 15, 2009 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)
  • A woman with a cherry style necklace competes during the 2009 Cherry Stone Spitting Swiss Championships on June 14, 2009 in Saint-Aubin, Western of Switzerland. The small village commemorated the 20th anniversary of its Cherry stone spitting Guild. Each competitor choose five cherries (all from the same tree) and, after eating the pulp, can spit three of the cherry stones on a special blue carpet. This year's woman winner spat at a distance of 11.55 meters, while the male champion spat his stone at a distance of 14.95 meters.(Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

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