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29. April 2010
Oil Wrestling To keep it short: I never would have thought oil wrestling is an actual sport. I apologize for my ignorance. So, for all of you who want to know what the real sport is like and not this thing the japanese guys made out of it, browse wikipedia, or stay here cause I browsed there for you. ^_~ - DS_Nadine From Wikipedia: 'Oil wrestling [...] is the Turkish national sport. It is known sometimes as grease wrestling because the wrestlers douse themselves with olive oil. It is related to Uzbek Kurash, Tuvan Khuresh and to Tatar Körä?. The wrestlers, known as pehlivan [...] wear a type of hand-stitched lederhosen called kisbet (sometimes kispet), which were traditionally made of water buffalo hide, but now also of calfskin. Unlike Olympic wrestling, oil wrestling matches may be won by achieving an effective hold of the kisbet. Thus, the pehlivan aims to control his opponent by putting his arm through the latter's kisbet. [...] Originally, matches had no set duration and could go on for one or two days, until one man was able to establish superiority, but in 1975 the duration was capped at 40 minutes for the baspehlivan and 30 minutes for the pehlivan category. If no winner is determined, another 15 minutes—10 minutes for the pehlivan category—of wrestling ensues, wherein scores are kept to determine the victor. The annual K?rkp?nar tournament, held in Edirne in Turkish Thrace since 1362, is the oldest continuously running, sanctioned sporting competition in the world. In recent years this style of wrestling has also become popular in other countries, most notably the Netherlands and Japan.'
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AvatarMobiuszero

thats one way to defeat your oily opponent

Avatarpettor

Are you aware that olive oil does not, in fact, burn like petroleum oil but instead boils if heated to sufficient temperature(a matchstick is not sufficient). In short: quite fail.

AvatarZoe

Are you aware you look too far into things? Besides, who says it's olive oil?

Avatarpettor

@Zoe: Oh.. i dunno, the author?

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