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A competitor makes their way through fire as they take part in the Tough Guy endurance event near Wolverhampton, central England, on January 27, 2019. (Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP Photo)

A competitor makes their way through fire as they take part in the Tough Guy endurance event near Wolverhampton, central England, on January 27, 2019. The Tough Guy event challenges hundreds of competitors to run a gruelling course whilst negotiating up to 300 obstacles including water, fire, and tunnels. (Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP Photo)
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31 Jan 2019 00:05:00
Revellers celebrate during the “Bloco da Lama”, a mud carnival, in Paraty, Brazil, on February 10, 2018. (Photo by Mauro Pimentel/AFP Photo)

Revellers celebrate during the “Bloco da Lama”, a mud carnival, in Paraty, Brazil, on February 10, 2018. “Bloco da Lama” started in 1986 by teenagers playing with mud and became a traditional event at the historical city of Paraty. (Photo by Mauro Pimentel/AFP Photo)
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13 Feb 2018 05:58:00
A competitor reacts ahead of Tough Guy Mudathon event in Perton, Britain, 04 February 2018. (Photo by  Nigel Roddis/EPA/EFE)

A competitor reacts ahead of Tough Guy Mudathon event in Perton, Britain, 04 February 2018. The original event which started in 1987 raises money for charity and challenges thousands of international competitors with a cross-country run followed by an assault course consisting of 20 obstacles including water, fire and tunnels. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/EPA/EFE)
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07 Feb 2018 06:27:00
Elise Graham takes part in the World Bog Snorkelling Championships 2017 with a rubber duck on her back on August 27, 2017 in Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales. (Photo by Matthew Horwood/Getty Images)

Elise Graham takes part in the World Bog Snorkelling Championships 2017 with a rubber duck on her back on August 27, 2017 in Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales. The competition draws competitors from all over the world and is now in its 32nd year. (Photo by Matthew Horwood/Getty Images)
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29 Aug 2017 08:02:00
Fans bath in the mud during the “Woodstock Festival Poland” on August 3, 2017 in Kostrzyn Nad Odra, Poland. (Photo by Music/Alamy Stock Photo)

Fans bath in the mud during the “Woodstock Festival Poland” on August 3, 2017 in Kostrzyn Nad Odra, Poland. The annual 3 day music festival organised by The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity, one of Polands most respected charities aims at spreading awareness about drugs and violence. Przystanek Woodstock in Poland is the largest Europe open air festival. (Photo by Music/Alamy Stock Photo)
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05 Aug 2017 08:34:00
Festival-goers take a bath in a mud pool during the 20th Boryeong Mud Festival on Daecheon beach in Boryeong City, some 190 kilometers west of Seoul, South Korea, 22 July 2017. (Photo by Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA/EFE)

Festival-goers take a bath in a mud pool during the 20th Boryeong Mud Festival on Daecheon beach in Boryeong City, some 190 kilometers west of Seoul, South Korea, 22 July 2017. Tourists flock to the area to experience the beneficial properties of the Boryeong mud, as well as for a variety of entertainment events. The festival runs from 21 until 30 July. (Photo by Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA/EFE)
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25 Jul 2017 09:36:00
Participants arrive at the finish line during the annual Maldon Mud Race in Maldon, east England on May 7, 2017. (Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP Photo)

Participants arrive at the finish line during the annual Maldon Mud Race in Maldon, east England on May 7, 2017. Originating in 1973, the race involves competitors racing around a course through the River Blackwater in Essex at low tide. (Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP Photo)
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10 May 2017 06:35:00
The mudmen come from the country’s western highlands, where there are virtually no roads, cars, electricity or shops. (Photo by Jeremy Hunter/Exclusivepix Media)

For centuries the Highlands peoples of Papua New Guinea fought over land, women and pigs. Sorcery and battle skills could elevate a clan to Bigmanship, where the bigger the “presentation”, the bigger the man. Clans therefore would paint their bodies and create fearsome masks as part of their psy. Here: These are the terrifying tribe of “mudmen” from a remote part of Papua New Guinea. (Photo by Jeremy Hunter/Exclusivepix Media)
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08 May 2017 08:12:00