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Crazy Video: Wrestling for ‘Action’

In 2007, animals, Crazy Video, europe, News, Turkey, Uncategorized on July 27, 2007 at 4:07 pm

 It’s Friday, and you know what that means!

Its time for…

The Crazy News Crazy Video of the Week

And no, its not Beyonce falling off stage!

It’s the popular Turkish sport of Camel Wrestling!

Apparenlty it works like this…

Two male camles enter the ring and wrestle in response to a female camel packing heat being lead before them.

There are an estimated 1200 camel wrestlers (or Tulu) in Turkey, bred specially for the competitions.

Camels wrestle with others in their same weight class. Camels have different tricks, and contest organizers match camels with different skills.

 Some camels wrestle from the right and some from the left; some trip the other with foot tricks (“çengelci”), and some trap their opponent’s head under their chest and then try to sit (“bağcı”); some push their rivals to make them retreat (“tekçi”).

And its good fun for the crowd too, camels are known to let spray urine and saliva into the first few seats in the more hardcore fights.

Beats a day at the aquarium!

Source: Wikipedia.


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  1. I posted on this a while back, but didn’t know there was a video. Good catch! Can’t say I would want to be a spectator in the first row, ha. Yuck!

  2. I see the opening scene of the Borat sequel.

  3. Ha, good idea Michael.

  4. Yagsemash!
    I love Turks….

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