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10 Weirdest Sports Around The World

  • 11:25 am July 19, 2018
  • Hazel

Sports are the most fun thing to pass time with, either playing or watching, both of the activities are entertaining. It makes your body fit as you work hard playing and if you are passionate enough you are surely going to enjoy playing it no matter what. It is a competitive world indeed and you might lose in the game many times but that doesn’t mean you give up on it, or it's not made for you. It should inspire you to keep trying and better yourself towards it. There are many sports that are famous like, football, skating, basketball, cricket etc. But these sports that we have listed below are extraordinary, strange and all sorts of weird. But it must be fun playing and doing such activities…

Toe wrestling

This sport has been gaining popularity since 1970 and the good thing is that the participation is increasing every year in the World,The Toe Wrestling Championship. The players have three seconds to pin down the toe of their opponents. They play with both of their feet until round three.

Tuna Tossing

It started in Port Lincoln’s small fishing community in South Australia where local fishermen used to toss fish onto trucks. Later, it became a local festival.

An individual who throws fish weighing 20 pounds the farthest will consider as a winner. Well some changes have been introduced in the game and it has become little simpler as rubber fish is used in place of real fish.

Giant pumpkin kayaking

The pumpkin Kayaking is another sport. It is at the Lake Pesaquid of Nova Scotia that the most famous giant pumpkin race is conducted every year.

The distance covered in this race is almost half a mile and the pumpkins are decorated by participants in a beautiful manner.

Wife carrying

Well one can think about carrying loads but wife is something which is extra ordinary in its own way. It is a very famous sport in which the husband carries his wife on the back and crosses various hurdles to win the race.

It was originated in Finland but now it has become very popular in Australia, Germany, Great Britain, Estonia, Ireland and the United States. The teams from these countries make sure that they leave no stone unturned in winning the World Wife Carrying World Championship.

Ultimate Tazer Ball

This game was created in 2012 in California. The match was played between two teams of four players each and they used to try throwing a big ball in each other’s goal post to score points. It took this sport to the extreme level with the availability of stun gun where each player will be playing.

The creators said that the current flowing in the stun gun does no harm as it can only make the player drop the ball. However, the game never connected with the people and became history by 2015.

Octopus wrestling

Octopus Wrestling Championships were very popular in the 1960s when there were championships organized. The divers go into the ocean and bring the octopus on the surface. The competition's winner is judged by how huge octopus is caught by the players.

Cheese rolling

Cheese rolling sounds quite delicious... It is conducted annually in Gloucester, England, and it is known as Cooper’s Hill Cheese-Rolling & Wake.

The 9-pound cheese wheel is rolled from the top of the steep hill and the participants run after it.

Whoever reaches the bottom of the hill first is the one who wins the cheese. That sounds easy...

Quidditch

All the Harry Potter fans will love to play this sport as they already know the rules. Only we don't have a real Hogwarts here and witchcraft doesn't exist so you cannot actually fly in the air with your broom.

This sport is a land version, for us muggles.

This field has been named as Muggle Quidditch. This is awesome!

Bo-taoshi

Bo-taoshi has two teams in which they compete with each other for gaining the control of a pole. Strange game, right? It doesn't end there, the defenders will try to keep the pole straight, the attackers will make an attempt to topple it.

Sepak takraw

Ever wondered about how you can mix two games together and make a new one? Sepak Takraw is a good example of how to blend two sports together. It is a mix of volleyball and football and it is gaining popularity in Southeast Asia. This is two times more fun than single games.

The rules allows the players to use their legs, head, knees, and chest to hit the ball and send it to the other court.

Softwood is used to make the ball and as per the International Sepaktakraw Federation.