Mosquito Swatting Championships

Mosquito Swatting ChampionshipsWhere: Tartu, Estonia Estonian flag

When: May

Estonia became new world champions at the extreme sport of mosquito swatting in June 2010, after an Estonian man, David Gavidas, swatted 38 mosquitoes during a world championship attempt in the Estonian town of Tartu.

Participants have to swat as many mosquitoes as they can while standing in a square metre of grass. Experienced competitors work up a sweat to tempt the creatures in.

The winner, who completely overshadowed the previous Finnish-held record score of just eight, said “My arms and legs hurt and itch since the competition but otherwise I’m fine.”

More info about this insane day of fun and other events:  Clockwork Gallery @ Facebook.


Chris Gray

Clockwork Gallery


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