The world's newest and most grueling endurance competition will be held in the United Kingdom next year.
No, we're not talking about the Ironman Triathlon. We're talking about the first ever World Watching Paint Dry Championships:
A spokesman for the organisers LocalTraders.com said: 'We’ve all heard the phrase, "I’d rather watch paint dry" and so we have decided the time has come to give people the chance to do so, for as long as they can bear.
'You don’t need to be physically fit or participate in a vigorous training regime, what’s more important is mental strength, concentration and endurance.
'Previous paint-watching experience isn’t essential, but a bit of practice might help prepare contestants for the mammoth task ahead of them.'