Americans have their share of weird festivals, but
one out of Australia is a dandy. Starting tomorrow until the 26th
of January, the John West Tunarama Festival will attract as many as 25,000 people to the seaside town of Port Lincoln,
doubling the population.
And what happens during this auspicious few days? Why, world championship tuna tossing, of course. Yes,
specially frozen tuna (to aid grip and flight) are gripped by seasoned (and fishy smelling) competitors and hurled into
the air vast distances for the enjoyment of others. Perhaps not surprisingly, former Olympic hammer thrower Sean Carlin
holds the all-time record with a toss measured at 37.23 metres. What would the folks at Chicken of the Sea