The German Snuff Championships, held in Freihung on Saturday, was by far the best place in the world to be if you’re a connoisseur of Germans sticking pulverized tobacco up their noses. And, really, who isn’t?
The competition’s aim is to snuff as much as possible from a five grams snuff package. But there’s an art to it. As you’ll see.
This contestant is everything:
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This video from the 2012 World Snuff Championships should shed some light on the competition:
The Germans love their snuff. Here’s a similar competition in 1997:
And here’s West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt indulging “in what appears to be a pinch of snuff” during a session of the U.N. General Assembly special session on disarmament on Monday, June 14, 1982. No biggie, just throwing in a pinch while literally acknowledging his country ís guilt for World War II and urging world leaders “to break out of the vicious circle of armament and still more armament.”