Many games like Gilli-Danda, Kanche, Lattu, Pitthu, Kabaddi started in India, even today children play them. There are many such unique games around the world which are quite popular among the people there. Some of these become so popular that they get their name in the world too. Kabaddi is one such sport. But do you know that there is a face distorting competition in the world’s most bizarre game in which people make ugly faces. The one who makes the worst face wins.
We are talking about a sport named Gurning, which also has an international level competition called the World Gurning Championships, which takes place in Egremont, England. People believe that the meaning of this word is derived from the Scottish word which in English means ‘grin’ i.e. to distort the face. People also do not know exactly when this game started. Let us tell you that this competition is held in the Egremont Crab Fair which happens once every year. This fair is being held since the year 1267, but it cannot be said that the competition will be as old as the fair.
People from France-Australia are also involved
According to the report of the Sports Gazette website, in 1852, it has been described as an ancient tradition by the newspapers. You will be surprised to know that the contestants who come to participate in this competition are involved from countries like France, Australia. Now the question arises as soon as the face is judged on what basis and who wins.
Judge on some grounds?
In the competition, the one who spoils his face and changes it the most, he is declared the winner. Seeing the spoiled faces of people in the photo, you may find this competition quite easy, but according to the reports, it is a very difficult game. No artificial things like plastic teeth, or any other kind of things can be used in the competition. The judges first look at the normal faces of the contestants and give marks on the basis of how different they have made their face after transformation from the normal face.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : November 03, 2022, 13:57 IST