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Wacky Nation

50 Unbelievable Days Out at Britain's Craziest Contests

By James Bamber, Sally Raynes

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From Cheshire's World Worm-Charming Championships to the cricket match played on a sand bank in the Solent every year, there's a rarely-spoken-of British tradition of holding very strange contests and weird world championships in which getting muddy, sick and a little upset are not mere side effects but positively celebrated. Welcome to the wacky nation. James and Sally present 50 of the oddest contests you'd never imagined existed. With a strong practical, get-involved-if-you-dare streak, Wacky Nation charts these unusual days out, with ratings for Spectator Fun, Pain Factor, Training Required, Chance of Becoming World Champion and more. There are tips on winning or simply remaining unscathed, based on the intrepid authors' own experiences, alongside numerous absurdly comic anecdotes. Keen to chase a Double Gloucester down a hill? Desperate to learn the fine arts of skiting and gurning? Harbour a strong desire to hold the World Nettle-Eating title? Wacky Nation is here to help. A sports-book-gone-wrong fortified with a strong dose of Monty Python, Wacky Nation is both oddly British family fun and a sneak armchair look into the twisted world of bizarre British life.

Product code: 9781848310223

ISBN 9781848310223
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H216xW136
No. Of Pages 400
Publisher Icon Books Ltd
A guide to the UK's bizarre sports: From Cheshire's World Worm-Charming Championships to the cricket match played on a sand bank in the Solent every year. It includes ratings for such games as Spectator Fun, Pain Factor, Training Required, and Chance of Becoming World Champion.