This is what the world’s largest game of tug-of-war looks like

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OKINAWA, JAPAN – And you thought everything happening in Washington, D.C. was one huge game of tug-of-war; well here’s the real thing.

Every year tens of thousands of people gather in Okinawa, Japan for the Naha Giant Tug-of-War.

It’s the east versus the west with a giant rope made of rice-straw that is a whopping 656 feet long and weighs 43 tons.

At the sound of a gong, one team began pulling to the east with their opponents pulling to the west.

The winner is the team that pulls the rope five meters into its own end. Although the rope hardly moved, the east side won this year’s battle.

If only it was this easy for congress.