Relax while competing! Enter the Finnish Sauna World Championship. Simply stay the longest inside a Finnish sauna in a temperature of 110 degrees centigrade, 240 degrees Fahrenheit.
Thousands attend the championship in Heinola, Finland, but only dozens compete. Why? Because the temperature of the sauna is 28 degrees over the boiling point of water. But there’s no humidity! It’s true, sauna’s humidity is low, running from 10-to-25 percent. So give it a whirl. Compete!
Or maybe not, in 2010 a contest died. Staying a sauna too long can do nasty things to a body. Spectate!
But maybe you have a competitive nature, while having the inactive disposition of a rock. Then this competition is for you. Compete!
Maybe you like the idea of thousands of spectators and TV audiences watching your nearly naked, sweaty body, covered with only a towel. Compete!
It’s held in August, when it’s hot outside anyway. Compete!
– Paul De Lancey, The Comic Chef, Ph.D., Travel Advisor