JUST A QUICK heads up: Finland continues it’s annual tradition of the Wife Carrying Championships this July 3 in Sonkajärvi. From the Frommer’s whatsonwhen.com website:
The roots of this event go back to the early 19th century. At this time, the area was under the influence of a local brigand named Rosvo-Ronkainen, who would only take men into his gang who proved their worth in a contest. After much deliberation he borrowed a local habit of stealing women from neighbouring villages and a tradition was born.
Interested in the rules of this weird sport? Here are a few: