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Siberian men cut off own ears after calling arm wrestling match a draw
upi ^ | Jan. 10, 2014 | Evan Bleier

Posted on 01/11/2014 3:04:21 AM PST by JoeProBono

As part of a bet made during a party to celebrate Orthodox Christmas, two Russian men cut off their own ears following an arm wrestling “tournament.”

Police have not decided if self-mutilation counts as a crime, so it is unclear whether the two Siberian men will face charges.

The two unnamed men were drinking when they came up with the tournament’s odd rules.

"During a drinking party, [two men] decided to hold an arm wrestling 'tournament' and according to the rules of the drunken contest, the loser was to cut off his ear," the police said.

After the first bout, the loser challenged the winner to a rematch and won. Following an argument, the two decided to call the match a draw and agreed to accept the penalty as if they had both lost.

One of the men completely severed his left ear, while the other only partially severed his.

The incident occurred in the southwestern Siberian region of Kuzbass and police only found out about it after the two men showed up at a hospital in the Gurev district with their respective ear injuries.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Sports
KEYWORDS: armwrestling

1 posted on 01/11/2014 3:04:21 AM PST by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Such evil and misdirected honor


2 posted on 01/11/2014 3:14:12 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: JoeProBono

Sounds like a rematch is in order.


3 posted on 01/11/2014 3:21:54 AM PST by OldNewYork
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To: OldNewYork

4 posted on 01/11/2014 3:31:10 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: OldNewYork
Sounds like a rematch is in order.

They got one left in 'em. On 'em. Somethin' like that.

5 posted on 01/11/2014 3:42:22 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: OldNewYork

During a drinking party

Who would have guessed?


6 posted on 01/11/2014 3:46:44 AM PST by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of "gun free zones"?)
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To: JoeProBono

Wild and crazy guys!


7 posted on 01/11/2014 3:50:11 AM PST by Gamecock (Celebrating 20,000 posts of dubious quality.)
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To: JoeProBono

For God’s sake, declare a winner before they cut off another ear! This has got to end!


8 posted on 01/11/2014 3:52:34 AM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Gamecock

9 posted on 01/11/2014 3:57:14 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Wimps. Back in the day we would take the loser’s kidney.


10 posted on 01/11/2014 4:37:04 AM PST by Jimmy4Toes
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To: Cvengr

During my college years in the ‘80s a history professor gave me a manuscript to proof which was written by a Russian. It was about the culture and history of the Caucasus in Soviet times. There was a large area of ‘wild men’ the Soviets simply fenced in. Men and women lived separately and the men would gamble using chunks of flesh for currency.

I’d say a few got out of the cage.


11 posted on 01/11/2014 5:10:33 AM PST by Justa
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To: Justa

12 posted on 01/11/2014 5:17:24 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

I’m not saying its drunk Russians but.........

It’s drunk Russians.


13 posted on 01/11/2014 5:18:57 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("The GOP fights its own base with far more vigor than it employs in fighting the Dims.")
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To: JoeProBono

“Hold Muh Vodka!”


14 posted on 01/11/2014 5:26:51 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: EQAndyBuzz

15 posted on 01/11/2014 5:37:56 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: GreenHornet

16 posted on 01/11/2014 5:41:58 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Fightin Whitey
Sounds like a rematch is in order.

They got one left in 'em. On 'em. Somethin' like that.

Well, when they (eventually) run out of ears, they could go on to other (ahem!) appendages!

Regards,

17 posted on 01/11/2014 6:08:19 AM PST by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.)
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To: alexander_busek

Yes, they still got some low-hanging fruit, right?

At least one would so assume.


18 posted on 01/11/2014 6:13:46 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: JoeProBono

‘ears to ya ! I’ll drink to that,just hold my beer.


19 posted on 01/11/2014 6:19:16 AM PST by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: OldNewYork

Now that’s a tough crowd!


20 posted on 01/11/2014 6:34:22 AM PST by The Public Eye
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To: JoeProBono

Can ya ‘ear me now?


21 posted on 01/11/2014 6:38:17 AM PST by windsorknot (>>>)
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To: Jimmy4Toes

22 posted on 01/11/2014 6:38:30 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: windsorknot

23 posted on 01/11/2014 6:41:20 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Must have been really good Wodka.


24 posted on 01/11/2014 7:15:35 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: Cvengr

What happens when they run out of ears?!?


25 posted on 01/11/2014 7:41:57 AM PST by Gamecock (Celebrating 20,000 posts of dubious quality.)
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To: JoeProBono; mikrofon; martin_fierro

Hold muh ear!


26 posted on 01/11/2014 8:40:41 AM PST by Charles Henrickson (Shouldn't they have cut off an arm?)
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To: Charles Henrickson; JoeProBono; martin_fierro
Their GF`s did get some rather unOrthodox Christmas gifts, however ...


27 posted on 01/11/2014 9:14:07 AM PST by mikrofon ('Ear ya' go!)
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To: Charles Henrickson; mikrofon; JoeProBono
Siberian men cut off own ears after calling arm wrestling match a draw

I hadn't, uh, heard.

28 posted on 01/11/2014 11:15:30 AM PST by martin_fierro (Ich bin ein earcleaver)
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