weird event: August 2011 Archives

275x250.jpg The 16th Air Guitar World Championships have taken place in Oulu in northern Finland with performers enthralling of fans with their imaginary instruments.

Thousands of fans turned up to see contestants judged on their ability to move around the stage playing the air guitar realistically and their originality.

And they weren't disappointed as they watched two performances from each of the finalists -- one to a song of their own choice, and then the Rage Against the Machine's song Without a Face.

After much thought and consideration (this is a serious matter after all) Aline 'The Devil's Niece' Westphal from Germany was named the champion thanks to her energetic performance to Foo Fighter's Pretende.

275x250.jpg A joke about a computer password has been named as the funniest at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year, really!

Comedian Nick Helm won the accolade from digital TV channel Dave, for the line: "I needed a password eight characters long so I picked Snow White and the Seven Dwarves."

Helm's joke had been highlighted as one of the best by Dave bosses, and then went on to beat off competition from other comedians in a public vote.

Previous winner Tim Vine came second with the line: "Crime in multi-storey car parks. That is wrong on so many different levels."

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