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.



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soundoff (440 Responses)
  1. Bill

    In Kentucky, it's the fingerlickin' custom.

    (The comment box is still available.)

    August 20, 2009 at 10:38 am |
  2. Adam from Spring, TX

    "Beerfest 2: The lightweights"

    August 20, 2009 at 10:34 am |
  3. Debbie Dolan New Brunswick,NJ

    I should have entered the "all you can eat weinerschnitzel" contest!

    August 20, 2009 at 10:30 am |
  4. donna davis

    Let go of my ego!!!!!

    August 20, 2009 at 9:22 am |
  5. Gemma McGowan, Mannheim, Germany

    After they see who can pull the other one OVER the table, they then see who can drink the other UNDER the table.

    August 20, 2009 at 7:25 am |
  6. CatCaio, Phoenix,AZ

    Here, Let's stretch out those Lederhosen a sliver!

    August 20, 2009 at 5:54 am |
  7. Tone Lloyd

    The winner gets to try on Anderson Cooper's lederhosen !

    August 20, 2009 at 5:43 am |
  8. John, Westbrook,ME

    This is all we have to do now that 'Megan wants a millionaire' is canceled.

    August 20, 2009 at 4:47 am |
  9. Samantha Lang

    I'm actually living in Garmisch Partenkirchen..i was @ the event...Its a very big deal this tounament...the next day they had stone lifting..the whole outfit actually tells a story...telling by the outfit..you know if the person is from Garmisch or Partenkirchen...telling by the way the women are dressed, you know if they are married or single...Garmisch Partenkirchen is a very Rich town..full of tourism..In 1936 Hitler combined the 2 towns ...for the 1936 winter Olympics..the next winter olympics will be held in 2011!!! Please come and visit..this is as BAVARIAN as you can get!!! Great food and great people..Every Friday there is a market with fresh products and Organic...Garmisch Partenkirchen is a great place for Skiing!!

    August 20, 2009 at 4:37 am |
  10. Jackel Yesters

    OK, we will settle the health care debate this way. Whoever can break the other persons thumb gets to pick public of private plan

    August 20, 2009 at 4:01 am |
  11. Barbara White CA

    Learning the Universal Salute..

    August 20, 2009 at 3:11 am |
  12. james Bowen

    Yachtung–doo–finger "de bird" to mine –due gotsa gel hellsving!!

    August 20, 2009 at 2:39 am |
  13. jess bermea

    I'll give you a fingeraching!

    August 20, 2009 at 2:26 am |
  14. Mike Johnson, El Cajon, CA

    And the snapping turtle gets a "two-for-one!

    August 20, 2009 at 2:02 am |
  15. Patrick, Guam

    ach der lieber...this finger pulling game makes no sense..........and what is the deal with these socks we're wearing????

    August 20, 2009 at 1:27 am |
  16. Kevin Fillipin

    I believe this is actually Germany's more obscure "Best Sit-Down Drunk Contest"

    August 20, 2009 at 1:26 am |
  17. Marina Gipps

    We're from the island of misfit toys...hey...where's that weird elf dentist when you need him?!

    August 20, 2009 at 12:48 am |
  18. jaeger

    Leather Pants.......$125.00
    Entrance to the Game......$75.00

    Having your picture taken while getting your fingers slammed.... Priceless$$$$$

    August 20, 2009 at 12:30 am |
  19. Tena - York, PA

    I didn't know we had to do this for health Insurance? I thoght we just send in our payment.

    August 20, 2009 at 12:23 am |
  20. luann

    Where is Maria Von Trapp when we need her?

    August 20, 2009 at 12:22 am |
  21. Amanda LaPorte

    Loser has to interview Sarah Palin!

    August 19, 2009 at 11:54 pm |
  22. Maria Sayre - Chico, Ca

    This is how a real "beer summit" is done.

    August 19, 2009 at 11:53 pm |
  23. Carlos - San Bruno CA

    Finally, something more productive than finding a job in this economy! At least your odds are better.

    August 19, 2009 at 11:51 pm |
  24. Vahevan- Montrose ,CA

    After that beer fest let's do some finger fest!!

    August 19, 2009 at 11:43 pm |
  25. Bob Bryce

    I knew I should have stayed with yodeling.

    August 19, 2009 at 11:25 pm |
  26. Pat

    As an English major when in college, it is very obious that a lot of people need to go back to school and study English. I have the bill downloaded onto my computer and if ANYONE reads the section regarding 'end of life counseling' and reads that as creating death squads, then they need a serious class on English comprehension. If a person with any education in the English language reads this section and crerates the scare of a death squad, must have FAILED English comprehension because this doesn't even come CLOSE to suggesting such a thing!
    Pat in Oregon

    August 19, 2009 at 11:22 pm |
  27. Adriana

    What can I say? Men do some weird things when left alone.

    August 19, 2009 at 11:10 pm |
  28. Richard Clifton

    The Pull My Finger World Championship goes into an unprecedented third sudden death overtime.

    August 19, 2009 at 11:02 pm |
  29. Matt

    Oy! What a itch in may Irish bottom, yee scratch my back while I rub may bootie in the chair. ay?

    August 19, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  30. Matt

    Oy! What a itch in my Irish bottom, you scratch my back while I rub my but in the chair.

    August 19, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  31. Kathryn - Vancouver USA

    I hate family reunions! Dad make Jimmy stop, I had it first!

    August 19, 2009 at 10:41 pm |
  32. Dave Manix

    Franz :: Enough already – i need to finger nails to
    play at this weeks "death panel" on the chalk board !!!

    August 19, 2009 at 10:37 pm |
  33. Karthik

    Bolt may wear PUMA but we wear clogs to shine!

    August 19, 2009 at 10:35 pm |
  34. Sydney, Grosse Pointe Park, MI

    The Keebler Elves settling a dispute on what new cookie should next hit the market

    August 19, 2009 at 10:32 pm |
  35. Juanita

    Now I know where my health care going to.....boys in shorts with a sore finger..didn't your momma tell you not to put your finger in there? It will get stuck!!!

    August 19, 2009 at 10:31 pm |
  36. Sophia - Texas

    Dignity is overrrated!

    August 19, 2009 at 10:22 pm |
  37. Bob Berger, Kemptville, Ontario Canada

    This is how they determine who will get the bottom part of their socks in Germany.

    August 19, 2009 at 10:22 pm |
  38. Rey

    Pull my finger championship? Who would sit behind that event and still have a sense of smell?

    August 19, 2009 at 10:19 pm |
  39. Barbara California

    Instead of pointing the finger, Republicans have resorted to the German "pull your finger"

    August 19, 2009 at 10:17 pm |
  40. Debby Rusovick, Queen Creek, Arizona

    The winner will choose the health care plan for the U.S. because they can't agree on anything.

    August 19, 2009 at 10:15 pm |
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