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(Reuters)   Finnish village sets minimum weight for wife-carrying championships. Winner had the lightest wife   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 13
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2001-07-17 09:36:24 AM
How tall are these 92.5 pound women? That might be a little light, using the "ideal woman weight" formula of 100 pounds for the first five feet, and 2 pounds for each inch afterwards.
 
2001-07-17 09:47:49 AM
9,000 people showed up for this event? Life must be very borrrrring in Finland.
 
2001-07-17 10:37:32 AM
BassetHound: Well, in the northern parts yes...the people there are weird ;)
 
2001-07-17 10:37:35 AM
If the wife is too light, maybe they could throw weights on her like they do in horseracing.
 
2001-07-17 10:47:02 AM
BTW, it's weird to read about this on Fark. I didn't know they still do that...
 
2001-07-17 11:50:49 AM
Hey, if tens of thousands of people show up for a NASCAR racing event, I'm not surprised that a wife-carrying event brought in 9,000 itself. They're on about the same entertainment level.

NASCAR-loving inbred hicks....
 
2001-07-17 12:28:42 PM
that's mean :(
 
2001-07-17 02:32:44 PM
MisterSym: I'd also imagine that the wife-carrying race is run on a more interesting track design than anything NASCAR has to offer.
 
2001-07-17 03:32:18 PM
nickblacrock sorry, but I'd look like hell at 112 pounds..I'm thinking your formula needs to be like 5# for every inch after 5 feet
 
2001-07-17 04:32:28 PM
When I browsed this page, the advertisement on the right was for 'eDiet'. ROTFL.
 
2001-07-17 06:43:35 PM
Actually Mr. Sym, I think a wife-carrying event is more romantic, cultural, and exciting than a Nascar race.
If I was interested in driving round and round in a reckless manner I would just get on the Perimeter at 7:00.

(I wish some nice dame would teach me how to slow dance.)
 
2001-07-17 08:38:00 PM
If this is the same contest as I saw mentioned on TV, the winner got his wife's weight in beer, so there's already a penalty for having a petite wife.
 
2001-07-17 08:57:18 PM
I think the number one penalty for having a 75-pound wife is having a bony bedmate.
 
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