We as humans are competitive by nature, but after reading some of the titles people actually compete for you’ll see just how ridiculous people can be.

#13. Areca Tree Climbing

1.1This competition takes place in Bondowoso, Indonesia on Independence Day. The trees are greased up and participants must scale it in order to reach the prizes at the top!

#12. Shovel Racing

2.1This competition came to fruition after ski lift operators begin using shovels to get down the mountain faster. It was even added to the X Games but discontinued after safety became an issue. It’s done on both regular and modified shovels, some of which can even reach speeds of over 60 mph.

#11. Cockroach Racing

3.1Story Bridge Hotel hosts this main even yearly on Australia Day. It is B.Y.O.C. (Bring your own cockroach), and in order to win your cockroach must reach the edge of the tarp before the others.

#10. Nailympia

4.1Referred to as The “Olympics of nails”, this contest has been going on for over 10 years. The categories range from normal to extreme. It’s quite a sight to see.