Standing Up And Sitting Not Allowed In This Nation’s ‘Laziest Citizen’ Contest

These contestants are vying for a grand prize of $1,070 (roughly Rs 88,000)

Persevering with with its annual custom, Montenegro kicked off its “laziest citizen” contest final month, which sees members mendacity down on mats for nearly 24 hours a day. Because the title suggests, the purpose of the competitors is to see which contestant could have the ”longest bedtime” and might lie down longer than everyone else, Metro reported. 

The weird competitors is being held within the resort village of Brezna in northern Montenegro. This 12 months’s problem kicked off in mid-August and is now getting into its twenty sixth day, as solely seven out of 21 opponents stay. These contestants are vying for a grand prize of $1,070 (roughly Rs 88,000.)

In keeping with the competitors guidelines, the members competing whereas mendacity down are allowed to sleep, meet their meals and beverage wants, learn books, and use the telephone. Nevertheless, sitting and standing up is taken into account a violation of the principles. Contestants are allowed to have 10 minutes each eight hours to go to the bathroom.

Final 12 months, the mendacity down document was set at 117 hours, nevertheless this 12 months, the competitors has crossed 26 days, reported The New York Publish.

”All of us really feel good, glorious, there aren’t any well being issues, they’re pampering us, all we now have to do is to stay mendacity down,” mentioned the 2021 champion Dubravka Aksic.

The competition was launched within the tiny nation 12 years in the past to mock a well-liked fable that labels Montenegrins as lazy, Radonja Blagojevic, one of many competitors’s organizers defined. 

”We organized this lying-down competitors as a parody, enjoying on the stereotype that Montenegrins are lazy, to see who can endure it the longest. At present, there are seven contestants out of the 21 who utilized this 12 months,” mentioned Ms Blagojevic. 

She mentioned the seven remaining contestants from a beginning area of 21 had been mendacity down for 463 hours up to now.

Historically, the competitors is held beneath a maple tree, however because of unhealthy climate, they’ve moved to a picket shack as an alternative. In keeping with Reuters, opponents are beneath care and wholesome up to now.

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