Christian Knauer

Things people do

Huffington Post

Some things that people do are truly bizarre, especially when it comes to competitions…like the 18th Snuff World Championship:

People who aggressively stuff powder up their noses are called a lot of things, but rarely “world champions,” unless of course you’re talking about competitors at the World Snuff Championships.

For 18 years, the most athletic nostrils on the planet have competed in the art of packing pulverized tobacco up their schnozzolas.

The goal of the snooty contest is to see which contestant can stuff up to 5 grams of snuff into his or her nostrils within a minute. The person who stuffs the most and has the cleanest work station wins the competition, according to Hungeree.com.

Christian Knauer, Jr., who won the 2011 crown, told Reuters the Snuff-Off is like any other athletic event.

“It’s like being a football player,” Knauer said. “You have to get into it. The nasal mucosa suffers a bit, but that goes away after a few minutes, then it’s okay again.”

It doesn’t look particularly edifying either:

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