The Orthodox Union has held a contest for rabbis on how many new chumrot they can come up with in one day, and what the best chumrot was. Only rabbis who keep chumrot were allowed, i.e. no talking to women, huge payoses.
The winning chumrot were as follows:
first place winner, Rabbi Moses Mendel Moses Cohen from Crown Heights: all orthodox men must wear blindfolds when walking in the street so as to not look at women.
second place winner, Rabbi Avrohom Strickt from Borough Park: dress shirts must also be black to go along with the hat pants and jacket. No more choosing between white and blue.
third place winner, Rabbi Chiam Wiser from Flatbush: all foods must be marinated in ethanol to kill any possible bugs. All people must be marinated in ethanol to kill any possible (microscopic) bugs. Rabbi Moses Mendel Moses Cohen insisted that using vodka is permissible.
Some average jews tried to protest but the orthodox rabbis reminded them that the rabbis do the thinking for the people.
The first place winner won a vacation to Israel, but the OU made him wear a blindfold.