2. Kanamara Matsuri, Japan
Also known as the "Festival of the Steel Phallus" it celebrates fertility and features giant phallic sculptures
3. Red Nose Day, UK
A charity event where people wear red noses to raise money for various causes
4. Jumping off a chair at the stroke of midnight, Denmark
Danish tradition involves leaping off chairs and into the new year as a symbol of leaving behind bad luck.
5. Krampusnacht, Austria
Celebrated on December 5th, people dress up as Krampus, a demonic creature that punishes naughty children.
7. The Running of the Bulls, Spain
Participants run in front of a group of bulls through the streets of Pamplona.
8. Boryeong Mud Festival, South Korea
A festival where people play in mud pits and compete in mud-related activities.
9. Burning Man, USA
An annual event in the Nevada desert known for its artistic expression and temporary community.
10. Gurning, UK
A competition where participants contort their faces into bizarre expressions.
11. Cheerleaders at Funerals, Taiwan
Some Taiwanese funerals feature cheerleaders to liven up the event.
12. Pickle Ornaments, Germany
Hanging a pickle-shaped ornament on the Christmas tree, and the child who finds it gets an extra present.
13. Wife Carrying Championship, Finland
Men race while carrying their wives on their backs.
14. Nagoro Doll Village, Japan
A village filled with thousands of life-sized dolls created by a local artist.
15. Monkey Buffet Festival, Thailand
A festival where the town provides a feast for hundreds of monkeys.
17. Cow Parade, Various Locations
Artists decorate life-sized cow sculptures that are displayed in public places.
18. Day of the Dead, Mexico
A celebration of deceased loved ones with colourful altars and sugar skulls.
19. International Pillow Fight Day, Worldwide
A day when people gather in various cities for massive pillow fights.
20. International Hair Freezing Contest In Yukon, Canada
People from Yukon, Canada, celebrate the winter season by dunking their heads into hot springs and waiting for their hair to freeze over.
21. Laughter Yoga, India
A practice that combines laughter exercises with yoga breathing techniques.
22. Underwater Pumpkin Carving, USA
Divers carve pumpkins underwater for Halloween.
23. Gaki no Tsukai's "No Laughing" Batsu Game, Japan
A televised comedy show where comedians are subjected to hilarious and absurd challenges without laughing.
24. Belenismo, Philippines
Elaborate and artistic nativity scenes displayed during the Christmas season.
These somewhat peculiar traditions may not be everyone's cup of tea, but they offer a glimpse into the diversity of humour and cultural practices around the world. Remember that what one culture finds amusing, another may not, so it's important to approach these traditions with an open mind and respect for cultural differences.