If you are addicted to the bakery, you will love these weird bun, dough, and bread sports.
For example, West Virginia's Hot Dog Festival definitely gives a sporty nod to buns. After all, they have the Bun Run and the Buns on Bikes events. However, none of their activities feature buns or bread as a true sporting object. Despite this, other areas of the world are determined to be weird with a bakery feel.
Breads that are not sporty enough
In the world of sporty breads, buns, and doughs, there are some varieties that are singled out as problematic. In particular, "Losing It with Jillian" highlighted a type of bread that was, in her opinion, causing a lot of problems for the Yavapai Apache Nation. In an attempt to demonstrate a point about this bread, Jillian used the disks as like a Frisbee and dumped them in the garbage.
Despite the fact that Jillian's approach to getting rid of the 700 calorie per serving fry bread lacked good sportsmanship and was culturally insensitive, the tribe agreed with her. After giving the boot to the fry bread, the tribe rapidly lost a considerable amount of weight. To encourage further health goals, Jillian donated to a fitness program that focused on this 2,000 member community.
NASCAR with bread
When you think of a sports car for racing, you usually do not think of bread being the main component of its structure. Regardless, chefs from the Royal Plaza on Scotts in Singapore put together a life-size racecar made from 22 types of bread. Called the Bread Torque 2009, the bread sculpture was on display for a month waiting for someone to guess how many kilos of flour were used in its making. Luckily local Eddy Low was the proud winner of the $1000 grand prize for his guess of 115 kilograms.
Circus variety bun sports
When it comes to eating competitions, its usually human versus human. Interestingly, in 2010 the annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest in NYC was adjoined by the 200th birthday of circus founder P.T. Barnum. To add some circus excitement to this event, the teams were divided into human versus elephant. With several pounds of hot dog buns to consume, the three elephants won the contest by eating 41 dozen buns. The three humans, on the other hand, were only able to eat 180 buns altogether.
Climbing up food towers
Do you have a wild passion for climbing things? If you like to scale a cliff, consider taking your skills to Asia. In Hong Kong, the Cheung Chau Bun Festival draws a huge crowd for their bun scrambling event. While it would be a great deal of fun to watch people roll around in a mound of buns, this is hardly how the competition happens. Instead, a tower with ropes attached to the top is constructed. Buns stud the tower and each one carries a different value. At the end of the climb, the buns are tabulated and a winner is announced.
Pizza making masters
When searching for real bread related athleticism, the U.S. Pizza Team has what you are looking for. Their events are competitive, require skill, and definitely work up a sweat. Each year, the winners of the American Pizza Championship go on to compete at the Pizza World Championships in Salsomaggiore, Italy. The different events in this competition are team acrobatics, largest dough stretch, fastest pizza maker, and freestyle dough tossing.
Beyond a shadow of a doubt, the world of weird sports is an inviting place that welcomes everyone who is willing to look silly.