25 of the strangest sports in the world

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25 of the strangest sports in the world

We all heard about chess, and we all heard about boxing, but did you hear about ... chess box? What about ferret-in-pants? Or camel fights? This is a strange world, and the ways we try to entertain ourselves only prove it. As Yogi Berra once said: "One can notice a lot just by looking." Look at the 25 strangest sports in the world.
25 of the strangest sports in the world

1.

Bo-taosi
25 of the strangest sports in the world
Bo Taosi is the Japanese version of the flag capture game, and it is quite dynamic. Each team has 150 people, who are divided into 75 attackers and 75 defenders. Purpose? Lay down a pillar of opponents. By the way, the rescue telephone 911 in Japan is 119.

2.

Extreme Ironing
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According to the Extreme Ironing Bureau, this is “the newest dangerous sport that combines the thrill of extreme outdoor action with the satisfaction of a well-ironed shirt.” Originated in England, it is now an international phenomenon that occurs underwater, on the slopes of a mountain and in parachute jumping.

3.

Ha-ha
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According to some sources, this is a popular game in the summer camps in Israel.It is very similar to the bouncer, except for what happens in a wooden octagon, and you have to hit the players below the knees in order to knock them out.

4.

Kupershild Cheese Race
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Every year, from the top of Cooper Hill near Gloucester, England, the head of Gloucester’s cheese rolls, and a crowd of rivals pursues it. Although they are supposed to catch cheese theoretically, it can reach speeds of up to 110 kilometers per hour, therefore, generally speaking, the one who crosses the finish line first and wins the cheese.

5.

Winter polo
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This modified form of polo was invented in Switzerland in 1985, but has since spread internationally. In the United States, it is played exclusively in Aspen, Colorado. (Yes, it is still a sport for rich people.)

6.

Kaninhop (rabbit jumps)
25 of the strangest sports in the world
We are indebted to the Swedes for inventing a sport like this. It is quite simple - trained rabbits jump over obstacles. This is not entirely new, since jumping in equestrian sport has existed for many years, but the Swedes went further and added rabbits.

7.

Underwater Hockey (oktopush)
25 of the strangest sports in the world
As the name implies, this is hockey, only the puck is at the bottom of the pool.Therefore, as you may have understood, the volume of the lungs plays a significant role. In addition, you do not use a stick, but rather a "pusher" that resembles a small blade.

8.

Roller derby
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Popular mainly among women, this sport has experienced a surge over the past decade. They play two teams, each of which moves along a single track. One participant in each team is called a “gemmer”, his task is to bypass the players of the other team in order to prove his superiority. And, yes, injuries are quite common.

9.

Marathon man against horse
25 of the strangest sports in the world
Every June in the Welsh town of Llanurtide Wells, rivals line up to prove that they can outrun a horse, and move to the finish line, which is 35 kilometers away. What for? According to rumors, in 1980, the owner of a local pub, Gordon Green, overheard two men who argued about whether a man can beat a horse in a marathon. Well, there was only one way to find out.

10.

Scuba Diving
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Not only do you swim 120 meters across the quagmire, it is forbidden to use normal swimming styles, and you have to rely only on the strength of your flippers.And just like most of the items on this list, this strange sport appeared in the United Kingdom ... after a dispute.

11.

Cardboard Tube Tournament
25 of the strangest sports in the world
According to the League of Cardboard Battle Battle official report (yes, it exists), this sport was based on three principles: people need more ways to play and take themselves less seriously, events can be fun and alcohol-free, and a tournament on cardboard tubes - fun. The logic is flawless.

12.

Bellyflopping (belly blow on water)
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This is probably one of the most painful solitary sports, but, hey, you can win a lot of money in just a couple of seconds of suffering. Even if you do not do this, you will gain a lot of respect in this sport. Let the strongest (or the biggest?) Win.

13.

Mustache growing
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Compared to other sports on the list, this is admittedly rather calm. But don't tell any serious mustache growler that he is a fake athlete. If we ever find time for this, we will explain the reason in our list of "25 ways to kill someone with our beard."

14.

Shahbox
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Born in the mind of a multiplier around the beginning of the 21st century, this sport has gained popularity.It consists of 11 variable games in chess and boxing, and you can win either by knockout, or by check and checkmate, or by the decision of a judge.

15.

Buzkashi
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The goal of this sport is simple - to catch the carcass of a decapitated goat, galloping, taking it away from other players and throwing it over the goal line. They play all over the southern part of Central Asia, and this is the national sport in Afghanistan.

16.

Pesapallo (Finnish baseball)
25 of the strangest sports in the world
The national sport of Finland has gained popularity in Northern Europe. Essentially this is a modified baseball, the main difference is the vertical pitch. Due to this, the ball is easier to strike, and the dynamics of the game changes somewhat.

17.

Ferret-in-pants
25 of the strangest sports in the world
Do you think ferrets are cute? What about the ferrets in your pants? How about two ferrets in your pants? The goal of this sport is to really keep them there for as long as possible. As brutal as it may seem, the world record was more than 5 hours without underwear.

18.

Toe wrestling
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Once again, we can thank our friends from the United Kingdom for wrestling champion Paul “Tomatominator” Beach. This is similar to arm wrestling, only using toes.Common courtesy for each player is to take off another player's shoes and socks before the fight.

19.

Mountain martial art
25 of the strangest sports in the world
Anyone who has conquered the mountains on a bicycle knows how difficult it is to travel even on two wheels, what can we say about one thing. In addition, unicycle bikes are not equipped with such a mechanism system, like mountain bikes, so they require additional skills for maneuvers. If, however, you are willing to participate, sport is quickly gaining popularity in the Midwest.

20.

Kite tubing
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This is probably one of the most dangerous sports on our list, with several deaths and numerous injuries that have ever occurred in the last 5 years. This is a version of towed tubing, in which he rushes through the air. The danger is that the tubing is not meant to be lifted into the air, which means that they are difficult to control and the landings can be quite tough.

21.

Bossaball
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The mix of football, gymnastics and volleyball is a crazy fun game that was invented in Spain and has since made a big impression on the whole world.Playing on a huge inflatable trampoline, you can hit the ball with any part of the body, until it flies through the net after 6 touches.

22.

Camel fights
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If you get to this place on the list, you probably already understand that people love to fight. We do it with our hands, we do it with our toes, we even do it with our camels. Although the camels are not really famous for their fighting skills, it is enough just to place a female nearby. That's the whole motivation.

23.

Wearing wives
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According to the Committee on the Rules of Competition for Carrying Wives, the wife to be carried “may be your own, your neighbor, or perhaps you found not far from your home; she must, however, be over 17 years old. ” So you don't even need a wife to participate. The wife of some other unfortunate is perfect.

24.

Quidditch
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The game kind of resembles salke, mixed with bouncer, mixed with something else, and it covered the country like a storm. Well, in fact, competitions are limited to campuses, but, nevertheless, this is a courageous attempt of muggles to expand their boundaries and do something more with their brooms than just sweeping the floor.

25.

Shin-footed
25 of the strangest sports in the world
All you need for this game is 4 legs and a high pain threshold. Popularized by immigrants coming to the United States from the UK (well, where else?), Sport found its niche in pop culture and became the main product of legendary masculinity.

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