Sometimes, a winner is a dreamer who never gave up. – Unknown


while much of the globe is preoccupied with the world cup from june 12-july 13,

here is an alternative championship that could give fifa a run for its money.

the world toe-wrestling championships.


in 1976, when pubgoers in derbyshire, england grew bored with arm wrestling,

they began locking big toes and trying to pin their opponentโ€™s foot to the ground.

rules state that competitors must yell out ‘toe much!’ if they want to throw in the towel.

competition is serious.

world champion, alan โ€˜nastyโ€™ nash

has come home with broken toes nine times!

just play. have fun. enjoy the game.

michael jordan

credits:, bbc news, mental floss magazine


36 responses »

  1. I could get into the pub aspect of this but the thought of curling my toe around another man’s toe just gives me the Willies. Weird that I quite enjoy a giving or receiving a foot massage… by/to a woman. I think I’ll just have a Guinness and play darts.


  2. This was one of the most unusual competitions I have ever seen! I had never heard of such a thing! Love the way you find such cool stuff to write about and will be rooting for Americans playing soccer in a couple of days at the World Cup! I always like quotes that include dreamers becoming winners! Smile!


  3. There’s probably more chance of me watching this than there is of me watching any of the other footie. Well, if I can wrestle the remote from hubby. Did you say right into JULY? Dear god, preserve me.


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