At the O Henry Pun-Off World Championships, competitors face off in head to head duels that often leave audiences groaning. No, the event isn't a gladiator contest, though the competitors would be glad if audiences adored them. Rather, the O Henry Pun-Off World Championship is a contest to crown the world's best pun-maker.
Taking place each year in Austin, Texas, the competition brings together both veteran and rookie "punslingers" who vie for the top prize. Though the Austin event features several off-shoot competitions, the main event is structured as a tourney in which punslingers shoot off themed puns within five seconds or else they're eliminated.
With the appeal of so-called "dad jokes" in internet culture today, the O Henry Pun-Of World Championship is enjoying a surge in popularity among Millennials.
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