Some countries host sport tournaments to show off their country’s athletic prowess, but not Finland. Oh no, not the Finns.
They do something much stranger: they held a heavy metal knitting championship.
The world’s first ever Heavy Metal Knitting Championship was held in Finland last July 2019. In that strange competition, people knitted while heavy metal played. This competition might sound ridiculous to one’s ears, as performer Heather McLaren told the Associated Press:
"I think it's great. And as ridiculous as it is, everybody is behind you and enjoying themselves and everyone is cheering and getting into it. It's ridiculous but it's so much fun. Everyone should do this."
Now that’s something to try out one’s free time, right? Fancy knitting to heavy metal?