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1190549.  Tue May 03, 2016 6:26 pm Reply with quote

The town of Langebruck, in Germany, is home to a Big Nose Club, which holds a 'Nose Cup' every five years.

The club was started in 1961 by a group of drinking buddies, and has since expanded to include a regional branch in Salzburg, welcoming 'Supernoses' from all over the world to take part in the five-yearly championships, the next of which is scheduled for this June.

The first rule of Nose Club, is that your nose must be longer than 60mm (50mm for ladies) OR wider than 40mm to join (it is actually fine to talk about Nose Club). But to win the ultimate prize, you need to be a good all-rounder, with hopefuls scored according to the combined total of both length and width, or 'Nasenmaß'. Although it might seem difficult to improve on a previous score, there are competition regulars, and the organisers insist that the nose can grow a little with age. 2006 Runner-up August Mayr increased his Nasenmaß from 124.9mm, to an impressive 126mm in 2011, winning the Austrian regional heat. His secret? "Daily massage, much snuff and a little nose-picking".

There is a great Pathé clip of the first Nose Cup in 1961 here

The club's home page is here:

The interview with August Mayr and info on the Salzburg branch is here:

And an old article advertising the 2011 competition (but you won't need google translate for this one!)

1190550.  Tue May 03, 2016 6:29 pm Reply with quote

So does anyone reckon they measure up? My nose is pretty standard, so I don't think I'd be in with a chance.

1190551.  Tue May 03, 2016 6:38 pm Reply with quote

I doubt that I'd measure up as I have a small nose. But tetsabb might. :P

1190554.  Tue May 03, 2016 7:04 pm Reply with quote

Haha! Not sure what you'd win. Maybe a nice big hanky?

1190592.  Wed May 04, 2016 3:49 am Reply with quote

Strawberry wrote:
I doubt that I'd measure up as I have a small nose. But tetsabb might. :P

Have you ever seen my schnozzle? 😏
I have never measured it.
I can not help but think of Brian and his mum at the Sermon on the Mount in The Life of Brian

1190616.  Wed May 04, 2016 5:10 am Reply with quote

tetsabb: Yes, I have.

1190617.  Wed May 04, 2016 5:17 am Reply with quote

Blessed are the bignoses.
tetsabb wrote:
I have never measured it.

No time like the present - you might be an undiscovered talent!

1190618.  Wed May 04, 2016 5:20 am Reply with quote

He sticks his schnozzle in everything!

*tootles off to the NS*


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