A video has gone viral on the internet showing people participating in a bizarre contest called the ‘Pan-slapping contest’.
The short clip of former NBA player Rex Chapman shows two men taking turns hitting each other in the head while a small audience watches them. The two contestants wear metal knight helmets that protect their heads from serious injury. Both keep beating each other until one of them falls animatedly to the floor and the winner raises his hands in a victory dance.
Watch the video below:
Panslapping Contest… pic.twitter.com/MP4pmEVB9Y
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) June 20, 2022
Since it was shared, the video has taken the internet by storm. It has accumulated more than two million views and thousands of likes on ads.
Commenting on the clip, one user jokingly wrote, “Do not mock the traditions of my people.” “The hearing aid industry approves of these shenanigans,” read another sarcastic comment. “I hope that when alien civilizations finally reach Earth; this is the first human activity they witness…” said the third.
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Meanwhile, the pan-slapping competition isn’t the only bizarre competition out there. In March, the Arnold Sports Festival, founded by Hollywood actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, launched the forest edition of the “Slap Fighting Championship”.
According to the official rules, the fight consists of three rounds with one punch per participant in each round. Three judges score the run, with a knockout being determined based on a player’s ability to continue fighting within 30 seconds of being knocked out.
Prior to the “slap fighting championship”, the first-ever professional “Pillow Fighting Championship” was also held in the United States in January 2022.
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