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Old 10-14-2012, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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NEWRY, Maine (AP) - A Finnish couple has added to their victories by taking first place in the North American Wife Carrying Championship at Maine's Sunday River ski resort.

Taisto Miettinen and Kristina Haapanen traveled from Helsinki, Finland - where they won the World Wife Carrying Championship - for Saturday's contest. The Sun Journal (bit.ly/Q30QWq) reports that the couple finished with a time of 52.58 seconds on a course that includes hurdles, sand traps and a water hole.

World champs win Maine wife-carrying contest - KCTV5

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Old 10-14-2012, 12:41 PM
 
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I wouldnt enter that contest....

many woman in maine,,,could carry there husbands further...
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Old 10-14-2012, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Finland
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Glad to see that this noble contest from Finland had came to US also, soon it will be on olympic games too!
And concerning Maine, it cleary shows that Finland is super-power country in wife carrying !

Here is some rules and tips for those who get insparated:

The Wife Carrying Championships - Finland - YouTube
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:05 AM
 
Location: Eastport, Maine
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That reminds me of an old joke..... An indian chief in New Mexico had a wife who, well weighed quite a bit. One day she fell, and hurt herself. The chief directed two braves to pick her up and carry her to the next encampment. He instructed the braves by in typical first nation of just a few words...."two, come carry." The place of their next encampment had a new name Tucumcari, New Mexico.
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Old 10-15-2012, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in deep in Maine
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That reminds me of an old joke..... An indian chief in New Mexico had a wife who, well weighed quite a bit. One day she fell, and hurt herself. The chief directed two braves to pick her up and carry her to the next encampment. He instructed the braves by in typical first nation of just a few words...."two, come carry." The place of their next encampment had a new name Tucumcari, New Mexico.
Must be way too old a joke for me. I think its deteriorated over time.
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