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Olive Oil Wrestling

Next time someone asks you what the national sport of Turkey is, you can now tell them: oil wrestling. Wrestlers wear outfits called “kisbets,” but are more notably covered head-to-toe in olive oil. And while it is not yet an Olympic sport (we’ll keep you posted if it pops up on the London 2012 schedule), the rules and ranking system are detailed and very involved. Each match is called by watching for which player’s “umbilicus is exposed to heaven” first. That guy loses.

(Credit: Flickr/Ceyhan Molla)

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