Monday, April 30, 2007

Fight Sumo Babies, Fight!

This may be one of the most awesome competitions involving fat men in diapers and babies dressed up as Superman that I have ever seen. Top 3, easily.

Apparently, the idea is, and I quote:

Babies, held by amateur sumo wrestlers, cry loudly during a baby-crying contest at Sensoji temple in Tokyo April 28, 2007. Eighty-four babies born in 2006 took part in the event, which is held to pray for the babies' health and growth. The winner of the contest is the baby who cries the loudest.

Let's chalk this one up to cultural differences, shall we? The idea may be fairly nonsensical, and it can't be all that pleasant to be in the middle of an 80 Baby Cry-off (though it appears that the babies are paired off for 1-on-1 competition). Regardless, the photos are awesome. I highly recommend checking out the action of the Baby Cry-Off, courtesy of the fine folks at CNN. While my personal favorite is the one above (I call it "Calm Before the Storm, or Baby Staredown") there are plenty of other action photos to choose from.

Discovered via BoingBoing

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