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Bizarre competitions : 101 ways to become a world champion, Richard Happer

Label
Bizarre competitions : 101 ways to become a world champion
Title
Bizarre competitions
Title remainder
101 ways to become a world champion
Statement of responsibility
Richard Happer
Title variation
  • One hundred one ways to become a world champion
  • One hundred and one ways to become a world champion
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"You don't have to be Usain Bolt to be a champion of the world. This book describes 101 bizarre and eccentric events that call themselves 'World Championships.' They are open to anyone who dares to try but it also takes skill, a lot of passion and even more madness to become crowned champion of the world in these events. Swamp snorkeling, extreme ironing, coal carrying and pantomime horse racing are just a few of the weird ways to gain ultimate glory. The book provides details on prizes, entry criteria, locations, who the current champions are, the rules of the game and the techniques a challenger has to master to become a weird 'sports' world-beater. For those who want to stay close to home, there are many championship events in North America. Try these: Outhouse racing, Virginia City, Nevada--For 27 years, costumed teams have pushed, pulled and dragged decorated outhouses down a racetrack. Rock, paper, scissors, various locations--15 minutes of TV fame at Handemonium championships hosted by the official Rock, Paper, Scissors society. Shovel racing, Angel Fire, New Mexico--Dare-devils race on a shovel down a snowy hill at speeds topping 70 mph. Freestyle alligator wrestling Hollywood, Florida--Competitors have 8 minutes to remove an alligator from a deep pool of water onto land where they will try to outperform each other with dangerous stunts. Buffalo chip toss, Beaver County, Oklahoma--Throw dried cow dung more than 185 feet, 5 inches to beat the current world champion. With the inside knowledge found here, a lot of inspiration and perhaps even some practice, this book has what a challenger needs to become champion of the world. And who doesn't want that"--
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From Amazon.com
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NLC
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Happer, Richard
Dewey number
790.1/34
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV749.7
LC item number
.H37 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Games
  • Contests
  • Curiosities and wonders
  • Games
  • Contests
  • Curiosities and wonders
  • Extreme sports
Label
Bizarre competitions : 101 ways to become a world champion, Richard Happer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Includes index
  • "A Firefly book"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 250-254) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn990248484
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781770858626
Lccn
2017304574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)990248484
Label
Bizarre competitions : 101 ways to become a world champion, Richard Happer
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Includes index
  • "A Firefly book"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 250-254) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn990248484
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781770858626
Lccn
2017304574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)990248484

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