This Week in Weird Sports: The Darwin Beer Can Regatta


If there’s one thing Australians are good for—beside tossing shrimps on barbies’—it’s drinking. So what did the clever residents of Darwin decide to do with their massive piles of empty XXXX (pronounced fourex. Maxim down-under tip: Nobody drinks Fosters in Australia) cans? Oh, how about throw a yearly nautical race run with boats constructed from the discarded aluminum containers. The race started in the 1970s and has since opened up to entries built not entirely from beer cans, but we still remember its old-school roots.

(Who are we kidding? We just found this by googling “Crocodile Dundee beer phone charger porn.)

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