Quiz about The Running of the Bullfrogs
Quiz about The Running of the Bullfrogs

The Running of the Bullfrogs Trivia Quiz


A quiz about unusual pastimes that involve physical activity but aren't (yet) recognized by the sporting world.

A multiple-choice quiz by kino76. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
kino76
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
381,082
Updated
Dec 03 21
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10
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1. I am in Kabul, Afghanistan and decide that I want to play the national sport "buzkashi". I have my horse, whip, protective clothing, opponents and a referee. What do I need to start the game? Hint

Headless Goat
Sheep
Ball made of camel dung
Polo ball

2. Churchill and Stalin are led to the centre of the ring. The referee gives the go ahead and using only their necks a momentous battle ensues. After much spittle has hit the spectators, Stalin is forced to his four knees and Churchill declared the winner. What manner of combat have we just witnessed? Hint

Scandinavian neck wrestling
Politics
Manchester neck boxing
Camel wrestling

3. Taisto Miettinen and Kristiina Haapanen from Finland have been the world champions in this activity from 2009 to 2013. Kristiina does nothing more than hang around and never sees the course the right way up. What activity are they world champions in? Hint

Shadow boxing
Ice floe jumping
Wife carrying
Blind man's bluff

4. What is the custom among seasoned, championship toe wrestlers before a bout begins? Hint

Shaking hands
Doing a warcry
Removing your opponent's shoes and socks
Painting menacing faces on your digit

5. Ferret-legging is a competition consisting of keeping a pair of ferrets in your trousers for as long as possible. Contestants bind their trouser legs and tighten their belts to prevent the ferrets from escaping. Underwear is not allowed. What was the record set by Frank Bartlett in 2010? Hint

Five minutes
Thirty minutes
One minute
Five hours and thirty minutes

6. Why was the "The World Bog Snorkelling Championship" in Wales cancelled in 2001? Hint

Protestors
Floods
Earthquake
Foot and mouth disease

7. Is chessboxing real, with a regulating body, the World Chessboxing Association?

Yes
No

8. Kudu-dung spitting is apparently popular enough to have an annual world championship. It began in 1994 in which country? Hint

Australia
South Africa
New Zealand
Argentina

9. Anne Woods won the World Gurning Championship a record twenty-eight times. What is gurning? Hint

Making butter
Distorted facial expressions
Eating giant slugs
Charming elephants

10. How much money did the winner of the 2008 USA Rock-Paper-Scissors Championship in Las Vegas win? Hint

$5
$500
$50,000
No money, it was for fun


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. I am in Kabul, Afghanistan and decide that I want to play the national sport "buzkashi". I have my horse, whip, protective clothing, opponents and a referee. What do I need to start the game?

Answer: Headless Goat

The Afghan Olympic Federation has clearly structured rules for buzkashi games played in Kabul, Afghanistan, but the game is played with different rules all over South Central Asia. The idea of the game is to drag a goat or calf carcass into your opponents "kazan" (goals) to score a point. After two forty-five minute halves the team with the most points wins.
2. Churchill and Stalin are led to the centre of the ring. The referee gives the go ahead and using only their necks a momentous battle ensues. After much spittle has hit the spectators, Stalin is forced to his four knees and Churchill declared the winner. What manner of combat have we just witnessed?

Answer: Camel wrestling

Camel wrestling is a popular pastime in Turkey, with camels being specifically bred for fighting. Camels are traditionally named after politicians. Camels wrestle only with their necks and a winner is declared if either one camel is forced to his knees or if he flees. Hazards to the spectators include being hit with spittle and harm if a camel flees. Camel wrestling is popular at festivals, usually together with camel beauty pageants.
3. Taisto Miettinen and Kristiina Haapanen from Finland have been the world champions in this activity from 2009 to 2013. Kristiina does nothing more than hang around and never sees the course the right way up. What activity are they world champions in?

Answer: Wife carrying

The International Wife Carrying Competition Rules Committee have determined that the official course length is 253.5 metres. There are two dry obstacles and one wet. The wife being carried does not have to be your own, but must be over seventeen years of age and must weigh 49 kilograms or more. Taisto and Kristiina defended their title in 2012 by finishing the course in a time of one minute.
4. What is the custom among seasoned, championship toe wrestlers before a bout begins?

Answer: Removing your opponent's shoes and socks

The "sport" of toe wrestling was invented in the 1970s in England. The first world championship was held in 1975 and won by an Englishman. The courtesy of removing your opponents shoes and socks extends right back to the first wrestling match and according to certain records, was more about inspecting your opponent's equipment than good sportsmanship.

In recent years, qualified medics inspect competitor's toes for wounds, warts or fungus. There has been a flourish of interest recently and the World Toe Wrestling Championship is held annually in England near Ashbourne, Derbyshire. Tom "100m" Martin, Paul "Toeminator" Beech and Alan "Nasty" Nash are all top contenders in the sport. Strangely, the Olympic Committee refuses to acknowledge it as a sport.
5. Ferret-legging is a competition consisting of keeping a pair of ferrets in your trousers for as long as possible. Contestants bind their trouser legs and tighten their belts to prevent the ferrets from escaping. Underwear is not allowed. What was the record set by Frank Bartlett in 2010?

Answer: Five hours and thirty minutes

The origin of the ferret-legging is disputed, with Yorkshire miners and the Scottish both claiming the honour. The first record of forty seconds was set in 1972. In 1977 the record had increased to five hours and ten minutes.In 1981 Reg Mellor set a new world record of five hours and twenty six minutes.

This remained until it was broken by Bartlett in 2010. Various ferret legging competitions have been held through the years in Virginia and Winnipeg. Unfortunately ferret legging for women, namely ferret busting, never really took off.
6. Why was the "The World Bog Snorkelling Championship" in Wales cancelled in 2001?

Answer: Foot and mouth disease

The World Bog Snorkelling Championship is held annually in Wales. A foot and mouth disease scare prevented the championship from taking place in 2001, but it resumed in 2002.

A forty five metre water filled trench is cut through a peat bog. Competitors traverse the length twice. Snorkels and flippers are mandatory and competitors are not allowed to use conventional swimming strokes, only flipper power is allowed. The sport began in 1976 and the championship in 1985.
7. Is chessboxing real, with a regulating body, the World Chessboxing Association?

Answer: Yes

Chessboxing is real. Two sports/competitions which ordinarily would have no connection, have been melded together to form a new, unique competition. The World Chessboxing Association is the regulating body. A chessboxing fight is eleven rounds. Six rounds of chess and five rounds of boxing, with alternating rounds of chess and boxing. Competitors may win by boxing knockout or checkmate. Technical knockout (boxing) and resignation (chess or boxing) can also lead to victory. Since its first competition in 2003, the sport has grown in popularity and the world champions in different weight classes as of 2013 are predominantly from Europe, with only the featherweight division having a champion from the US.
8. Kudu-dung spitting is apparently popular enough to have an annual world championship. It began in 1994 in which country?

Answer: South Africa

Dung pellets from a Kudu antelope are spat and the distance measured from the point of origin to where the pellet comes to rest. The world record as of 2016 was 15.56 metres; the record set in 2006. Please note, only dry pellets should be used. Fresh pellets will leave a foul aftertaste and will not achieve any recognisable distance.
9. Anne Woods won the World Gurning Championship a record twenty-eight times. What is gurning?

Answer: Distorted facial expressions

Gurning contests have been held as far back as the 1200s. The Gurning World Championships have been held annually in Cumbria, England during the Egremont Crab Fair. While Peter Jackman has won the world title fifteen times, he does not come close to Anne Wood's achievement of twenty-eight wins. She was entered into the Guinness Book of Records in 2010.
10. How much money did the winner of the 2008 USA Rock-Paper-Scissors Championship in Las Vegas win?

Answer: $50,000

Sean "Wicked Fingers" Sears earned $50,000 by defeating three hundred opponents and earning the winner's title in 2008. Rock-Paper-Scissors has been elevated from a childhood game into a serious competion. The International Rock-Paper-Scissors Championship was held in 2016, with an estimated 128 countries participating.
Source: Author kino76

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