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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. Robert from BC

    Today the national 'Fingerhakeln' championship, tomorrow the world 'Fingerhakeln' championship.

    August 19, 2009 at 8:09 pm |
  2. Diane TN

    Don't look at him! You're on my side! Just lean in, and give me a big sloppy kiss.

    August 19, 2009 at 8:08 pm |
  3. Aric Martinez, San Francisco, CA

    The contestant on the left may have his win challenged by the Fingerhakeln Ethics Board, or FEB for unfairly breathing sauerkraut breath at his opponent

    August 19, 2009 at 8:07 pm |
  4. jevans

    Two men think they are playing a German game but it really is the Chinese finger game!

    San Diego, CA.

    August 19, 2009 at 8:07 pm |
  5. Gautam

    LET GO!!!! My health insurance doesn't cover damaged middle fingers!!!! No, because I don't HAVE health insurance!!!!!

    August 19, 2009 at 8:07 pm |
  6. Diane TN

    Hmph! Bill did it again, and Hillary just found out! She's gonna pull his finger off instead of his head!!! Poor Bill.

    August 19, 2009 at 8:06 pm |
  7. Erin, Fonthill, Ontario

    One flew over the table .

    August 19, 2009 at 8:05 pm |
  8. Anne, Effingham, Illinois

    "I love Erica Hill more!" "No, I love Erica Hill more!"

    August 19, 2009 at 8:04 pm |
  9. Steve, Bend OR

    The only thing worse than Fingerhakeln is naked Fingerhakeln.

    August 19, 2009 at 8:04 pm |
  10. Erin, Fonthill, Ontario

    The two guys off to the side have the competitor's fate in their hands.

    August 19, 2009 at 8:03 pm |
  11. Michelle D. Fonthill,Ontario

    If you let me win I'll buy you a schniztel later.

    August 19, 2009 at 8:00 pm |
  12. jeff

    Fighting to get universal healthcare passed because they might need it after beerfest.

    August 19, 2009 at 8:00 pm |
  13. Michelle D. Fonthill,Ontario

    Germany's version of tug of war.

    August 19, 2009 at 7:59 pm |
  14. alice

    omg will this guy never learn how to do fingerprinting

    August 19, 2009 at 7:57 pm |
  15. Jen

    "Yeoowwwcchhh, my finger's broken...I'll never flip the bird again!"

    August 19, 2009 at 7:55 pm |
  16. Andre, Lauderhill, FL

    Sons of republican congressmen travel to Germany to intentionally dislocate their fingers to demonstrate how long the wait time is in the German health care system.

    August 19, 2009 at 7:54 pm |
  17. Bob Bryce

    I knew I should have stuck to yodeling!

    August 19, 2009 at 7:54 pm |
  18. Andre, Lauderhill, FL

    Sons of republican congressmen travel to Germany to intentionally dislocate there fingers to demonstrate how long the wait time is in the German health care system.

    August 19, 2009 at 7:53 pm |
  19. mary shaw, colorado springs co

    The Germans have a strong reputation for many contributions through science, medicine, etc. and this is as good as they can offer for social events?

    August 19, 2009 at 7:53 pm |
  20. Jon Hubach

    The Public Option Drinking Game has gotten out of hand

    August 19, 2009 at 7:53 pm |
  21. Eddy - Ontario, Canada

    Hot air summit!

    August 19, 2009 at 7:52 pm |
  22. Diaa

    Don't tell Kelly! I wouldn't want her to come up with another 'fun activity' for you to perform on TV!

    August 19, 2009 at 7:52 pm |
  23. Jo Ann Bora Bora

    Acht, mein Lederhausen ist killing me!

    August 19, 2009 at 7:52 pm |
  24. Kevin Daley

    Winner gets to invade France first!

    August 19, 2009 at 7:51 pm |
  25. Penny Kane - Waterford, MI

    "Now where is that Tube of Super Glue tube, it wasn't supposed to work that fast"!

    August 19, 2009 at 7:51 pm |
  26. Diaa

    Don't tell Kelly! I wouldn't want her to come up with another 'fun idea' for you to perform on TV!

    August 19, 2009 at 7:51 pm |
  27. Lynda Terry

    "Let go! This is my health plan!

    August 19, 2009 at 7:50 pm |
  28. Gautam

    NO!!!!!! MOMMY!!!!!! TELL HIM TO GIVE IT BACK!!!!!! WAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!

    August 19, 2009 at 7:50 pm |
  29. Penny Kane

    "Now where is that Tube of Super Glue tub, it wasn't supposed to work that fast"!

    August 19, 2009 at 7:50 pm |
  30. Gina-Bayonne NJ

    Guy on Stool on the Right: "Instead of trying to catch these fools, I wish I was still dancing with Chevy Chase on that stage in European Vacation!!"

    August 19, 2009 at 7:50 pm |
  31. Jo Ann Petin

    Acht, mein Lederhausen is killing me!

    August 19, 2009 at 7:49 pm |
  32. mary shaw, colorado springs co

    They're doing WHAT????

    August 19, 2009 at 7:48 pm |
  33. michelle Litton

    I want to know what the training is for their fingers prior to the challenge. Check out the socks without feet too?

    August 19, 2009 at 7:48 pm |
  34. Jen

    In Germany, as in New York, people love to excercise their middle fingers.

    August 19, 2009 at 7:47 pm |
  35. michelle Litton

    S&M German style.

    August 19, 2009 at 7:46 pm |
  36. Marcus Cheh, Kuala Lumpur

    "I'm warning you friend, let go of the remote!! Its time for AC 360°!!"

    August 19, 2009 at 7:46 pm |
  37. Emily Perry Hall, MD

    REAL MEN would not need someone there to catch them!

    August 19, 2009 at 7:44 pm |
  38. Maryam Mobasser

    Tug of War...German Style

    August 19, 2009 at 7:43 pm |
  39. Donna Wood, Lil' Tennessee

    I'm not sure, but, I think the reclining guy's arm is actually getting longer. Is that allowed?

    Donna Wood
    Lexington, Tennessee

    August 19, 2009 at 7:43 pm |
  40. Darren, CA

    But I don't like Brussel Sprouts!!!!

    August 19, 2009 at 7:42 pm |
  41. Jen

    Jon Gosselin is offered a spot on a new reality show, called "lets take off that wedding ring."

    August 19, 2009 at 7:42 pm |
  42. jess bermea

    Llego my Eggo!!!

    August 19, 2009 at 7:41 pm |
  43. Janine from PA.

    We want Hillary!! And we want Bill!!

    August 19, 2009 at 7:40 pm |
  44. Jen

    Democrats and republicans face off in the "middle finger challenge."

    August 19, 2009 at 7:40 pm |
  45. DJ Heinlein (San Diego, CA)

    When a guy says "pull my finger" after eating a plate full of bratwursts and onions...

    August 19, 2009 at 7:39 pm |
  46. Laura Bayonne, New Jersey

    The German Proctologist Society at their afternoon exercise class.

    August 19, 2009 at 7:36 pm |
  47. Don

    "I knew the these Health Care cut backs would catch up...this superglue for band aids just isn't workin..."

    August 19, 2009 at 7:36 pm |
  48. darrell south carolina.

    The Blue Dog Democrats debate whether to really reform health care or just get drunk and finger rassle.

    August 19, 2009 at 7:36 pm |
  49. Janis - Oklahoma

    So where is the middle-ground in this disucssion?

    August 19, 2009 at 7:36 pm |
  50. Angela - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

    This is the way business are treated now. Couple of beers, couple of bodyguards in case you fall back. Well... Hey, just ask Obama!

    August 19, 2009 at 7:34 pm |
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