Races get racey in Russia
More than 500 people rode inflatable sex dolls down river rapids at the eighth annual instalment of a bizarre but popular Russian race. The competitors – and their odd props – spent three minutes hurtling down the Vuoksa River’s Losevo Rapids in the Bubble Baba Challenge.
The word “baba” is Russian for “peasant woman,” but is also a crude term with sexual connotations. Men and women both took part in the challenge – with a separate heat for women-only racers.