This Week in Weird Sports: Wife Carrying

And we don’t mean on your health insurance.

Whether it be sport, sex, or, pizza anything that can use the descriptor “Estonian Style” is a winner in our books. Sorry, we’re getting ahead of ourselves. It’s thought that this contest of literally hefting one’s wife a predetermined distance through several obstacles began in Finland, where, apparently, it’s a tradition to burgle the shit out of your neighbors’ spouses. This history of wife stealing turned into an annual contest and drink fest that’s since been adopted in the United States and even Asia. “Estonian Style” refers to the mode of carry wherein the wife wraps her legs around her husband’s shoulders, hangs down his back, and grips his waist. Did anybody else just a boner? No? Weird.