There’s A Sport In The U.K. Called “Gurning” And It’s The Most Beautiful Thing

And by “beautiful,” of course, I mean “absolutely terrifying.”

1. So there’s this sport in the U.K. called “gurning.”

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2. And the point of this sport is literally to stick your head through a horse collar and make the most grotesque face imaginable.

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3. Like, actually, the point of this sport is to make a face like this.

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4. This is how you win.

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5. This is the entire sport.

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6. It’s actually a really old tradition, usually held at the Egremont Crab Fair, which dates back to 1267.

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7. That’s right, people in the U.K. have been sticking their heads through horse collars and making horrific faces for almost EIGHT HUNDRED YEARS.

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8. And people take this shit seriously.

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9. They go to horrific lengths to make their faces the ugliest in the world.

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10. All for the glory and beauty of victory.

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11. All for the majesty of gurning.

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12. All for a shiny trophy and some ribbons.

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13. And, of course, the fame and glory of becoming a gurning celebrity.

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14. So next time you think you’re not an athlete…

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15. Just imagine your life as a professional in the world of gurning…

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16. The most beautiful and majestic sport in the history of mankind.

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