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Ear Weight North Pole High School North Pole, Alaska Mr. Richard Henert By Jonah Wilterding, Vincent Fontana, Aidan Clifford, Alexia Anderson, Nathan Eckhart,

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1 Ear Weight North Pole High School North Pole, Alaska Mr. Richard Henert By Jonah Wilterding, Vincent Fontana, Aidan Clifford, Alexia Anderson, Nathan Eckhart, and Margaret Gilbert.

2 How to Play/Rules “ The weights used in this event are 16 one pound lead ingots, which are threaded through twine. The contestant must loop the twine around one ear and by lifting straight up, without using the cheek, pack the "weight" and go for distance. Before lead weights were used, sacks such as twenty-five pounds of flour were used. Distances of over 2,000 feet are attained. ”

3 How to Play/Rules In a nutshell, in order to win the prize and title of Ear Weight Olympic Champion of WEIO contestant must complete the following: Attach 16 pounds of individual weights, the lead ingots, with twine to their ears. They must do so by attempting to loop the twine around one ear and lifting straight upwards without assistance of their cheek anatomic matter. After accumulating thy 16 pounds of lead ingots needed, the contestants must travel with the weight solely on their ear cartilage and structure. *PLEASE ADD PHOTO HERE*

4 Preparing for Competition and Competing To practice or train for this game, you can loop strings or rubber bands around your ears and loop those to or tie to an object and pull. Or you can practice with a friend.

5 Game Importance The Ear-Weight game requires a great deal of strength and the ability to resist pain. Strength and mental toughness was an important part of surviving the harsh environments of Alaska back then. One reason someone might want to participate in the Ear-Pull game is to train themselves to be able to resist pain. People should know that this game can be very painful, and to play at their own risk.

6 History/Facts In the old days, it was a 25 lb. bag of flour. The world record for this is: Michael Paulsen 2,886'10" 1998 WEIO A game of stamina to pain, the victor demonstrates he/she can withstand pain, a trait sometimes needed to survive the harsh realities of the Northern hemisphere.

7 Bibliography winter-games/ear-pull-hoopla.html ontent/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/3/15/ ae-57da bc9/50db78b4adc92.image.jpg


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