This Week in Weird Sports: Gurning

Know how to make stupid faces? You’re already a winner!

Concerned that the inevitable onset of age will slowly destroy what little competitive and athletic ability you once had? Fret no longer! Your advancement in years can only aid you in this British sport of, literally, face-making. Held annually in Egremont, Cumbria (also home to elves, wizards, and wee faeries!) this trial by goofy expression is often won by the aged. Why? Because their lack of teeth frees up jaw and cheek muscles to contort in otherwise impossible (and gross) positions. Yay, the elderly!