Some people participate in singing contests, some enroll in dance competitions; then there are people who participate in a contest to prove who’s got the smelliest and loudest fart of them all. Wait, what?
Yes, you heard that right. There was a farting competition called ‘Paad-Shah’ or WTF (What The Fart) organised in Surat, which created a lot of hype on social media a few days ago for obvious reasons. In fact, as many as 200 people from Mumbai, Jaipur and Dubai even registered for this bizarre contest that was held on Sunday.
The contest had everything – judges, trophies, a stage with 2-foot tall mic to capture the sound of fart, green masks that judges can use if the smell got out of control. What the event didn’t have was participants. Out of the 200, only 3 people who showed up won the prize but failed to perform or should we say fart.
“I did nothing,” said one of the participants who walked away with a cash prize of Rs. 2500 and a fragrant hamper. The other two participants too couldn’t deliver a ‘mind-blowing’ performance.
Well, the intention may be good, but their performance was so disappointing that the host had to plead to them, “fart from the heart.” Well, call it a performance pressure or the three men running out of gas, the contest turned out to be an odourless affair. The only thing we can smell is the judges’ disappointment.