日本奇葩比赛:掀桌子比赛
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The Japanese are no strangers to unusual competitions, so I guess it makes sense that they've found a way to turn a rage-induced reaction like flipping1 a table into an annual contest.
 
日本人对各种奇葩比赛并不陌生,所以他们将发泄情绪的掀桌子变成一项年度比赛也就不奇怪了。
 
 
On June 16, a shopping mall in Japan's Iwata Prefecture hosted the 12th annual World Chabudai-Gaeshi Tournament, an offbeat3 competition where participants try to flip2 a small tea table as far as possible. The premise4 is pretty simple: anyone can sign up for the competition, from young children to the elderly, and the goal is to flip the small wooden tea table as hard as possible to send the fake food on top of it flying as far as possible. In fact, the winner is judged not by how far they flip the table, but how far a plastic fish set on top of it travels.
 
Contestants5 kneel behind the small tea table, next to an elderly woman dressed in cooking garb6, and when she touches their shoulder and says "stop it", that's when they get to flip out. Most people channel their rage and frustrations7, shouting all kinds of things, like "I want a job offer" or "I deserve a raise", but any emotion is acceptable. In fact, this year's winner, a member of the Iwate Big Bulls basketball team, channeled the love for his team, yelling "Go Big Bulls!" and sending the plastic fish flying 8.29 meters.
 
The silly contest was inspired by the Japanese phrase "chabudai gaeshi" which literally9 means "upending the tea table" in anger or frustration8, and is used to figuratively describe an outburst and upheaval10.


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1 flipping b69cb8e0c44ab7550c47eaf7c01557e4     
讨厌之极的
参考例句:
  • I hate this flipping hotel! 我讨厌这个该死的旅馆!
  • Don't go flipping your lid. 别发火。
2 flip Vjwx6     
vt.快速翻动;轻抛;轻拍;n.轻抛;adj.轻浮的
参考例句:
  • I had a quick flip through the book and it looked very interesting.我很快翻阅了一下那本书,看来似乎很有趣。
  • Let's flip a coin to see who pays the bill.咱们来抛硬币决定谁付钱。
3 offbeat oIZxe     
adj.不平常的,离奇的
参考例句:
  • She adores old,offbeat antiques.她非常喜欢那些稀奇古怪的老古董。
  • His style is offbeat but highly creative.他的风格很不寻常但非常有创造力。
4 premise JtYyy     
n.前提;v.提论,预述
参考例句:
  • Let me premise my argument with a bit of history.让我引述一些史实作为我立论的前提。
  • We can deduce a conclusion from the premise.我们可以从这个前提推出结论。
5 contestants 6183e6ae4586949fe63bec42c8d3a422     
n.竞争者,参赛者( contestant的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • The competition attracted over 500 contestants representing 8 different countries. 这次比赛吸引了代表8个不同国家的500多名参赛者。
  • Two candidates are emerging as contestants for the presidency. 两位候选人最终成为总统职位竞争者。 来自《简明英汉词典》
6 garb JhYxN     
n.服装,装束
参考例句:
  • He wore the garb of a general.他身着将军的制服。
  • Certain political,social,and legal forms reappear in seemingly different garb.一些政治、社会和法律的形式在表面不同的外衣下重复出现。
7 frustrations 7d9e374b9e145ebadbaa8704f2c615e5     
挫折( frustration的名词复数 ); 失败; 挫败; 失意
参考例句:
  • The temptation would grow to take out our frustrations on Saigon. 由于我们遭到挫折而要同西贡算帐的引诱力会增加。
  • Aspirations will be raised, but so will frustrations. 人们会产生种种憧憬,但是种种挫折也会随之而来。
8 frustration 4hTxj     
n.挫折,失败,失效,落空
参考例句:
  • He had to fight back tears of frustration.他不得不强忍住失意的泪水。
  • He beat his hands on the steering wheel in frustration.他沮丧地用手打了几下方向盘。
9 literally 28Wzv     
adv.照字面意义,逐字地;确实
参考例句:
  • He translated the passage literally.他逐字逐句地翻译这段文字。
  • Sometimes she would not sit down till she was literally faint.有时候,她不走到真正要昏厥了,决不肯坐下来。
10 upheaval Tp6y1     
n.胀起,(地壳)的隆起;剧变,动乱
参考例句:
  • It was faced with the greatest social upheaval since World War Ⅱ.它面临第二次世界大战以来最大的社会动乱。
  • The country has been thrown into an upheaval.这个国家已经陷入动乱之中。
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