Boxwars!

Boxwars started out in 2002 as a way for two brothers and their friends to have a fun, cheap creative outlet through mock-medieval battles using homemade cardboard armor and weapons.

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Shawn Taylor
It’s the Great Pumpkin…. Boat Race?

Aside from alerting trick-or-treaters that a house is open for candy business, or flavoring a thanksgiving pie or two, most people recognize the beloved autumn pumpkin for its seasonal symbolism, not for any practical application. Well, most people just aren’t thinking far enough outside the box, or far enough into the squash. As residents of Windsor, Nova Scotia can tell you, pumpkins – really, really big pumpkins – can also offer a way to get across a large lake.

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Shawn Taylor
A Shucking Great Competition

While American oyster enthusiasts might debate the qualities of the East Coast vs. West Coast, or the appeal of Appalachicola Bay, Florida against the coast of Maine, the real oyster contest is found across the Atlantic, in Galway Ireland.

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Shawn Taylor
Winning at Dragon Con

Every year over the Labor Day weekend, thousands of pop culture enthusiasts descend upon downtown Atlanta, Georgia to celebrate every form of fandom imaginable in the massive pop culture celebration known as Dragon Con.

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Shawn Taylor
Sweden's Annual Fotrally

Like a real- life cross between the movie Speed and the old endurance dance competitions where the last couple standing won the prize, once a year Swedish competitors follow Stephen King’s inspiration for a grueling long distance competition.

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Kim Drobes