1. Orangutan kickboxing in Bangkok
2. Jockey Club of Kenya ostrich races
3. Whitestone Cheese Rolling New Zealand championships
4. Annual Santa Speedo Run in Boston, Mass.
5. Guinness World Record—14,000 chess enthusiasts in Mexico City's Zocalo plaza
6. Tough Guy event in Perton, central England
7. Annual mud race near Monnickendam in the Netherlands