Where do the annual Wife-Carrying World Championships take place?
Answer: The first modern day wife carrying event was held in Finland in 1992 and foreign contestants were admitted in 1995. This event is now held annually in Sonkajärvi, Finland as the World Championship. The objective is for the male to carry the female through a special obstacle track in the fastest time. Official rules dictate the “wife” can be any woman 18 years or older who weighs at least 108 pounds. If she is too light, contest officials will outfit her with additional weight. First place wins the wife’s weight in beer, per competition rules.