About 500 people competed in a strange contest in China to see who could show the "Oddest Sleeping Position." The contest was held in Wuhan, Hubei province, on New Year's Eve. We have some interesting photos to show you.

The event organizers say the contest is meant to promote healthy sleep. The contestants are given 15 minutes to produce a pose or a position on one of the many mattress available in the arena. They also need to hold the position for 60 seconds. Help is allowed as they can bring a partner. 

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I like the idea of sleeping with a cute and furry "man's best friend."  The dog looks wide awake though.

The Chinese media report did not say who won. The complex positions here definitely look like good candidates for "Oddest Sleeping Position," but how long can one actually sleep in such a position? 

(photo: Chinanews)