A small town in Sweden has a mosquito catching contest. Sound like fun?
“The Unofficial Mosquito-Catching World Championship” (from Atlas Obscura)
Looks like they do something similar in Russia, too:
“With 43 bites, 9-year-old wins ‘tastiest girl’ competition at annual Russian Mosquito Festival” (from the Washington Post)
What unsual contests have you heard of or participated in? If you could create an original contest, what would you have people do?
And speaking of mosquitos, here’s an unusual, counter-intuitive strategy to get rid of the pests:
Meanwhile, in Scotland one railway company has installed a “mosquito device” — a device emitting an annoying sound — to keep young people from loitering around train stations.
Can you think of better ways to prevent loitering?