Is 'danger' your middle name?
by Staff
The desire to push one's limits is a characteristic of people all over the world. But some folks like to push a bit further than others. Can you identify the most dangerous contests and the risks involved?

Before the contest came to an end, the World Sauna Championships would typically be decided in how many minutes?

  • 30 to 40
  • 15 to 20
  • 4 to 6

The temperatures were so high in the World Sauna Championships, you could boil this:

  • water
  • metal
  • lava

True or false? In the final World Sauna Championship duel, one man died but the other walked away unscathed.

  • TRUE

Free soloing gets its name because:

  • The biggest risk-takers are solitary people.
  • The biggest risk-takers like to sing when they reach the top.
  • The climbers are climbing without ropes or other safety equipment.

True or false? One contestant in the World Sauna Championships said his throat felt like someone had stuck a sword down it.

  • TRUE

The Vertical Blue competition is held where?

  • a swimming pool
  • The Bahamas
  • The Bermuda Triangle

True or false? The Dinka Tribe has a fat man contest, but there's another similar contest held in Atlantic City.

  • TRUE

It's not unheard of for this organ to rupture during the Dinka fat man contest:

  • the heart
  • the liver
  • the stomach

True or false? Drinking water is never unhealthy.

  • TRUE

The Disc Jockeys responsible for the “Hold Your Wee for Wii” contest suffered this punishment:

  • Each spent a minimum of 5 years in prison.
  • They all received a $50 fine.
  • They were fired from their jobs.

True or false? Trained participants in the Vertical Blue competition never seem to worry.

  • TRUE

Free soloist John Bachar issued a challenge from Yosemite. What was the challenge?

  • Beat me in an eating contest, and I'll pay you $10,000
  • Do what I do for a day and earn $10,000.
  • Just try to spit as far as I can. I dare you.

Before Bachar died in a climbing accident, he was injured doing what?

  • driving a vehicle
  • flying a plane
  • wrestling

In 2009, Bachar died in a fall in this area:

  • Mammoth Lakes, Calif.
  • The Alps
  • Downtown New York City

The woman who died in the “Hold Your Wee for Wii” contest was how old?

  • 18
  • 28
  • 73

True or false? Throughout the Dinka fat man contest, participants continue to work hard each day to provide for their families.

  • TRUE

Free-diving contests come in many forms, including:

  • acrobatic moves under water
  • spearfishing
  • underwater mime

Vertical Blue participants descend down this:

  • a water-filled mine shaft
  • a well
  • a rope in the water

True or false? The World Sauna Championships guaranteed burns and suffocation.

  • TRUE

True or false? Pushing limits is a decidedly American activity that you don't see in other parts of the world.

  • TRUE