Turkish Oil Wrestling Gets Unesco Nod

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has deemed 46 cultural practices from around the world part of the "intangible cultural heritage of humanity." French cuisine made the cut, as did the Kirkpinar oil wrestling festival in Turkey. Watch!

Here's a video of this year's Kirkpinar festival — created over 600 years ago during the Ottoman Empire — where men douse themselves in olive oil and grapple:

[NYT]

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