By Neha Yadav
Published Jun 25, 2024

Hindustan Times
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4 weirdest and craziest competitions in the world

From the World's Ugliest Dog contest to the Mobile Phone Throwing competition, here are some of the weirdest and craziest competitions in the world.

"World's Ugliest Dog" competition

This 8-year-old Pekingese called Wild Thang, was named the winner of the "World's Ugliest Dog contest" in 2024. The dog won the owner a $5,000 prize after five previous attempts.

"Mobile Phone Throwing World Championship"

The "Mobile Phone Throwing World Championship" originated in the Finnish town of Savolinna in 2000. This event encourages people to vent their frustrations by hurling recycled mobile phones. 

"Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest"

This contest requires contestants to wear self-designed wedding dresses made using only toilet paper, tape, glue, needle, and thread. The winner is awarded a $10,000 prize money.

"Extreme Ironing Competition"

"Extreme Ironing competition" is a contest that requires participants to demonstrate their ability to get rid of clothing creases in unusual and dangerous environments. It is usually performed by experts under professional supervision.