Kudu Dung Spitting Contest
Okay, Neatoramanauts. Should you find yourself in a game reserve in Africa
and someone asks you to play a little game of Bokrol
Spoeg, we have one advice for you. Don’t.
You see, it involves putting poop of an antelope-like animal called kudu
in your mouth and then spitting it out. Whoever spits the poop pellet
the farthest, wins. Though technically, I think anyone who puts poop in
their mouth on purpose should automatically lose.
Oddity Central has the story:
The origins of kudu dung spitting can be traced back to tribal hunters
who had difficulties catching the fast antelope. Most times the only
sign of the animal was a trail of dung, which meant it had been there
but it was long gone. Apart from swearing at the elusive kudus, hunters
would engage in a contest of pellet spitting, to pass the time. In countries
like South Africa, the disgusting custom is so popular that there’s
even a championship held every year to find out who can spit a piece
of antelope poop the farthest. [...]
The secret to a less-disgusting dung spitting experience is finding
a nice, hard pellet and not letting it melt in your mouth for too long
before spitting it. People with first-hand experience in the African
sport say even the most experienced participants are unwilling to put
fresh kudu dung in their mouths, as it leaves a bad taste and attracts
the ridicule of other competitors.
Could you imagine the inventor of the game talking his compatriots into
putting poop in their mouths? "Hey you guys, I’ve got an idea …"