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The grimace cannot deface a good man: the Gurning World Championship

Are you tired of being serious and responsible at work? Are you tired of domestic routine? Then the Egremont Crab Fair - this is what you need.

Egremont Crab Fair (fair of sour apples) is an event that takes place annually in British Egremont. Traditionally it is hold in September. On this day in the city live music sounds, and local merchants sell various apple dishes.

An indispensable element of this fair is the Grimaces Championship. This tradition arose in the distant 1267 year.

The core of the competition: contest participants must make funny faces. At the same time, for unknown reasons, they put a collar around their neck. This "performance" lasts about 4 minutes, and this time is enough to " pull out all the stops".

The competition has established rules: the use of make-up is not allowed, and manipulations with a sets of false teeth can only be carried out by those participants who wear them permanently.

And here are the winners of the 2017 contest in men's and women's categories:


A championship to make the funniest face possible - the World Gurning Championship takes place annually at the Egremont Crab Fair in Egremont, Cumbria. A typical gurn involves projecting the lower jaw as far forward and up as possible and covering the upper lip with the lower lip. The greatest gurn participants are often those with no teeth, as this provides more room to move the jaw further up. Sometimes the elderly or otherwise toothless can be capable of gurns covering the entire nose! To book your next vacation, visit http://bit.ly/2dDWQ0w. #WorldGurningChampionship #England #EgremontCrabFair #Egremont #Cumbria #WorldTravel #Explore #Wanderlust #Travel #TravelBug #TravelAddict #InstaTravel #InstaPassport #MustVisit #MustSee #Bucketlist #TravelTheWorld #LoveToTravel #HandcraftedHolidays #EasternTravels #TrustedTravelPartner

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First place among men. Adrian Zivelonghi won the competition for the second year in a row. Adrian participated in this competition for 14 years and won in 2016 for the first time.

First place among women. For the third time in a row, Claire Spedding won the competition.

It has been said that that everyone goes crazy in their own way. So why not do it fun and with a weird expression on the face.