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Comments #9768290:


Wife-Carrying is a actual Finnish sport. 2 6, 12:43am

Fun fact: The whole thing originated in the late 1800s with a local brigand known as Ronkainen, who put his men thru a grueling obstacle course to see if they were fit enough for his gang. It was also the time of arranged marriages, so it wasn't all that uncommon for men to steal their sweethearts in the dead of night and whisk them away.
Not to mention that Ronkainen was allegedly very handsome and a hell of a lover... so several of the women went along with him willingly.





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