Alpine Championship Attracts Finger Wrestlers

According to the German news site The Local, 150 men turned out for the Alpine Finger Wrestling Championship. Think tug of war but in this case, each competitor locks a finger through a leather loop. The goal is to drag an opponent across the table.

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Good morning. I'm David Greene. Legend has it that in Bavaria, finger wrestling once settled disputes. Well, now it's about bragging rights. A German news site, The Local, reports that 150 men turned out for the Alpine Finger Wrestling Championship. Some were decked out in lederhosen, those Bavarian shorts and suspenders. Think tug-of-war, but in this case each competitor locks a finger through a leather loop, the goal: to drag your opponent across the table. And you thought thumb wars were violent. You're listening to MORNING EDITION.

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