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August 19th, 2009
04:58 PM ET

Beat 360° – 08/19/09

Ready for today's Beat 360°? Everyday we post a picture – and you provide the caption and our staff will join in too. Tune in tonight at 10pm to see if you are our favorite! Here is the 'Beat 360°' pic:

Two men compete during the traditional German 'Fingerhakeln' championships on August 15, 2009 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Two opponents sit on a table and hook their middlefingers into a leather ribbon and try to pull the other one over the table. (Photo by Miguel Villagran/Getty Images)

Have fun with it. We're looking forward to your captions! Make sure to include your name, city, state (or country) so we can post your comment.

UPDATE BEAT 360º WINNERS

Staff:

Candy Crowley

Senate Human Resources Department meets disaster when "Costume Day" fails to ease tensions inside the finance committee.

Viewer:

Shawn D Shaw, Los Angeles

Wolf Blitzer invites cnn co-workers over for games and sauerbraten

_________________________________________________________________________________ Beat 360° Challenge


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soundoff (440 Responses)
  1. Lamont Slater

    Stop crying, this is how the unisured save money on emerency room fees in the United States.

    August 19, 2009 at 6:42 pm |
  2. Kathy

    contestant number one "I hear the winner of this gets to Fingerhakeln with Clark Griswold?"
    contestant number two " Well, I heard we were doing this for a Beat 360 t-shirt!"

    August 19, 2009 at 6:42 pm |
  3. Karen Beaumont, Highland CA

    I guess I can't unite the right and the left any better than Mr. Obama.

    August 19, 2009 at 6:41 pm |
  4. Tarja, Finland

    Pulling someone over the table and drinking someone under it. Not on a same day though!

    August 19, 2009 at 6:40 pm |
  5. Paul Townsend from SC

    I didnt realize the congress had mandatory uniforms!! Spiffy

    August 19, 2009 at 6:40 pm |
  6. dustin mcwain

    You see germans i see the process in which sarah palin brain comes to a thought

    August 19, 2009 at 6:39 pm |
  7. Julianna Velez,Norwalk Ct

    This reminds me of the presidential Election of 2000 (Bush vs Gore)....
    Gore: " I won"
    Bush: " No I won"
    Gore: "Now you wait a cotton picking minute here"
    Bush: " No you wait "
    Gore: "No you"
    Bush: "Hey Gore I got a secret....want to know what it is"?
    Gore: "Ya,tell me"
    Bush: "Say Pretty Please"
    Gore: "Please..Pretty Please...with sugar on top"
    Bush : "Remember my brother is Governor of Florida" lol "So I win"....

    August 19, 2009 at 6:39 pm |
  8. Monica Johnson

    How did I get to be the guy behind the guy playing Fingerhaiken?

    August 19, 2009 at 6:37 pm |
  9. Chadwick Blissett (Spanish Town, Jamaica)

    "Pull my finger".... The Xtreme sport edition.

    August 19, 2009 at 6:37 pm |
  10. Chad from Fort Worth, Tx.

    We finally know the truth behind how the "Wall" was brought down!

    August 19, 2009 at 6:36 pm |
  11. Janeen Cameron

    Two Germans show Americans how to officially fight for healthcare reform. If you win, health care reform for all. If I win, we celebrate Oktoberfest in the states early and pass out Beer Boots to all!

    August 19, 2009 at 6:36 pm |
  12. Tom Hacienda Heights CA

    The winner gets health coverage. The two men on the ends are from COBRA for the loser.

    August 19, 2009 at 6:35 pm |
  13. charmaine

    Everybody's got a hand in the TILL!

    August 19, 2009 at 6:34 pm |
  14. Steve, Bend OR

    It's a little known fact that this is how Anderson Cooper got his job on CNN.

    August 19, 2009 at 6:34 pm |
  15. Patrick Couillard Milwaukee

    Part of the cast of The Sound of Music brainstorm ideas for America's new Health Care system.

    August 19, 2009 at 6:34 pm |
  16. Tim Singer - Redwood City, CA

    See what a Socialist past got the Germans today.

    August 19, 2009 at 6:33 pm |
  17. Jim Teer of Long Island

    Dear President Obama, Today we tried our own beer summit and...

    August 19, 2009 at 6:33 pm |
  18. Steve, Bend OR

    It's a little known fact that this is how Anderson Cooper got his job on the Mole.

    August 19, 2009 at 6:33 pm |
  19. Tim Singer - Redwood City, CA

    And we buy German cars?

    August 19, 2009 at 6:32 pm |
  20. Danica Hanghofer from Clearwater, Florida

    The Secret Agenda behind Healthcare Reform...

    August 19, 2009 at 6:32 pm |
  21. T. Fisher, CA

    "Gimme back my bratwurst!"

    August 19, 2009 at 6:31 pm |
  22. Jim Teer of Long Island

    Hans Favre was injured today during his first match since coming out of retirement.

    August 19, 2009 at 6:31 pm |
  23. Janet - San Francisco

    Elections in Germany: "may the best presidential candidate win.”

    August 19, 2009 at 6:31 pm |
  24. Michelle Red Deer canada

    "Don't worry I will pick up your finger"

    August 19, 2009 at 6:31 pm |
  25. Richard H, New York City

    In Oktober, ve drink you under ze table. But in August, ve pull you over ze table.

    August 19, 2009 at 6:31 pm |
  26. Robert - Palm Desert, CA

    I wonder what President Clinton thinks about this sport?

    August 19, 2009 at 6:30 pm |
  27. Janet - San Francisco

    "Elections in Germany: may the best presidential candidate win."

    August 19, 2009 at 6:30 pm |
  28. Michael, califonia

    another use for your midle finger than people at the town hall are using them for

    August 19, 2009 at 6:30 pm |
  29. Anthony - Apex, NC

    In its latest attempt to become the manliest nation in the world, Germany has come up with a way to turn "pull my finger" into a sport.

    August 19, 2009 at 6:30 pm |
  30. Tom Hacienda Heights CA

    Winner gets healthcare. The two men on the ends are from COBRA health insurance for the loser.

    August 19, 2009 at 6:29 pm |
  31. Tarja, Finland

    Larry King would be proud to wear those suspenders, but the lederhosen...no comment!

    August 19, 2009 at 6:29 pm |
  32. Richard H, New York City

    During the August recess, German politicians undergo special training to prepare them for the resumption of finger-pointing season.

    August 19, 2009 at 6:28 pm |
  33. Juliann Budimir, Los Angeles

    Two Germans give new meaning to Campbell Brown's "No Bias, No Bull."

    – Juliann Budimir, Los Angeles

    August 19, 2009 at 6:28 pm |
  34. Danica Hanghofer from Clearwater, Florida

    First it's Health Care Reform... Next it will be Lederhosen... Ein Prosit to President Barack Obama~! Eins, zwei, drei gesuffa~!

    August 19, 2009 at 6:28 pm |
  35. Isabel • Brazil

    Anderson Cooper competing with the AC360 staff for a Beat's t-shirt.

    August 19, 2009 at 6:28 pm |
  36. Isabel • Brazil

    Anderson Cooper trying to win a Beat's t-shirt.

    August 19, 2009 at 6:27 pm |
  37. Richard H, New York City

    "Dad, you promised I could move on to arm wrestling when I turned eighteen!"

    August 19, 2009 at 6:27 pm |
  38. Azana Adefris

    Must...escape.....death trap.....curse you, Jigsaw!!

    August 19, 2009 at 6:26 pm |
  39. Brett

    How the German's have a beer at the White House.

    August 19, 2009 at 6:26 pm |
  40. T. Fisher

    "Gimme back my suspenders!"

    August 19, 2009 at 6:26 pm |
  41. William in Sacramento, CA

    whoever wins can show their finger to the Americans to tell them what we think of their current health care system.

    August 19, 2009 at 6:26 pm |
  42. Steve, Bend OR

    And Americans have the nerve to think they invented drinking games.

    August 19, 2009 at 6:26 pm |
  43. Robert - Palm Desert, CA

    See...conservatives can use the middle fingers for more than just a symbol of opposition to Obama's health plan.

    August 19, 2009 at 6:26 pm |
  44. Zee Rios Spotsylvania Va

    "Ohhhh dang..... we were supposed to play pull the finger, NOT cut the cheese!!!!!!!"

    August 19, 2009 at 6:25 pm |
  45. Trish

    Those socks are 'fierce!"

    Trish
    E.C. , WI

    August 19, 2009 at 6:25 pm |
  46. Chris Brokenicky-Navarre, FL

    “C’mon guys, get some soap and pull! This wedding ring has NEVER given me this much trouble!”

    August 19, 2009 at 6:24 pm |
  47. Paul - Bay Area, CA

    Tie a yellow ribbon round the old oak table !!

    August 19, 2009 at 6:24 pm |
  48. Chris

    "C'mon guys, get some soap and pull! This wedding ring has NEVER given me this much trouble!"

    August 19, 2009 at 6:23 pm |
  49. Janine from PA.

    Should be Kai the furniture guy.

    August 19, 2009 at 6:22 pm |
  50. Paul - Bay Area, CA

    The two German men will fight this out till the end now that they know the prize for the winner is one of the most wanted I beat the AC360 T-Shirts !

    August 19, 2009 at 6:22 pm |
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