The town of Tsuruta in Aomori Prefecture, Tōhoku, Honshu, Japan is hosting the “Japan’s Strongest Bald Head” competition as part of the “Tsuruta Baldness Meeting”, a social event which encourages people not to be embarrassed by their thinning hair. This meeting takes place on November 14, 2015, at the town hall in Tsuruta.
The competition involves a tug-of-war style battle. Each player wrestles for control of a string which is attached to their head (and the head of their opponents) via a suction cup. Each contest lasts 30 seconds, and players who manage to overpower their opponents for two-out-of-three matches advance within the tournament.
There are no age or gender requirements; players need only in register in advance by phone, fax, or e-mail. The due date for registration is November 06, 3015, and there is an entry fee of 1000 yen ($8.27 US). The tournament is limited to 64 participants total.
Remember, folks: bald is beautiful.
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