Posts tagged "competition"

America Prevails In Traditional Cheese Rolling Competition

America! Fuck yeah! We are good at so many things, chief among them barbecuing, reality TV and Kim Kardashian. And now, fellow U.S.A.-ers, we have dominated cheese rolling. No longer technically street legal in the UK, the annual cheese rolling competition in Brockworth, England (near Gloucester), involves the rolling of an eight-pound wheel of Double…

Julie Gerstein / May 28, 2013

People Love Sex, Especially If They Think They’re Having More Than Everyone Else

People will find a way to be competitive about anything, because we’re all insecure jerks. That includes our sex lives. According to researchers at the University of Colorado, who are lucky enough to be paid to think about such things, having sex brings makes you feel awesome.  No duh, right? Professor Tim Wadsworth, who headed u…

Julie Gerstein / April 18, 2013

The North American Wife-Carrying Championships Is A Thing

As far as strange competitions go, there might be nothing stranger than the wife-carrying championships. Couples — who don’t actually have to be married — complete an obstacle course while the woman is wrapped around the guy. Most couples use something called the Estonian grab — which is when the woman is wrapped ass-to-head around…

Julie Gerstein / October 9, 2012

The Crying Game: 4 Men Have A Cry-Off

Dudes seem to find a way to compete about everything: money, cars, who has the biggest beer belly. So it’s no surprise that Brett Hoff of magazine Wholphin dreamed up a Crying Competition where the rules state that the first tear to hit the table wins. “This might be the least fun I’ve ever had…

Julie Gerstein / October 5, 2012

Girl Talk: I’m Competitive

Little does the guy on the treadmill next to me know, I’m winning. He was ahead of me at first, but I’ve caught up. Now I’m out in front. He’s run 4.2 miles to my 4.4 in the same amount of time. Ha! I’m winning! I want to yell. I’M WINNING!

In reality I…

Angela Tung / June 29, 2010

Girl Talk: What Female Competition Has To Learn From World Cup Soccer

I am by no means a sports fan. In fact, if I’m being honest, it took me eight full days to bother turning on ESPN to tune into the World Cup — this despite New York City’s peculiar, nearly European-scale football/soccer mania which has surrounded me for over a week and permeated my consciousness.

Lucy Bankhead / June 23, 2010

The Mother Of Invention Could Be You

Still upset you didn’t win the school science fair? Well, Whirlpool is giving you a chance to come in first place as an adult. The company has just announced their 4th Annual Mother of Invention Contest for crafty women with clever product ideas. Prizes include a $20,000 grant for the winner, four runners up will…

Simcha / June 6, 2008