Ear Pulling

  • This is one of the traditional Inuit tugging games which is part of World Eskimo-Indian Olympics held annually since 1961.
  • The olympic version of the game is played with a long string, players sitting facing each other. As you will see in the videos below, it can also be really painful. What we suggest is milder version and can be played, for example, with a rubber band you could easily find at home.
  • Ear pulling is for two players. 
  • Each stands facing the other as close as possible then a large rubber band is placed over one ear of each player (obviously if the two are facing then the band will be over one person's left ear and the other person's right ear). 
  • The players need to stand so that the band is taut at the beginning of the game and once the band is in position the game begins. 
  • The objective is for one player to move their heads so that the band slips from their opponents ears OR causes it to break. 
  • No use of the hands is allowed and no contact is allowed. Victory must be achieved through head and body motion only.

Source: StrangeGames