Monty Python begat an actual contest, it appears. A slide-show is here. The above is from the Ironing Board Surfing event, which is almost my favorite. That has to be the "Shouting At Foreigners" contest, followed by the mustache challenge.
(Photo: Having run annually from 2005, the Chap Olympiad describes itself as a celebration of eccentricity and athletic ineptitude with the emphasis on panache and style over sporting prowess. By Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images.)