Soccer, basketball, cricket, rugby, swimming etc are some of the sports which everyone has heard of but What you may not know is that there are an incredible amount of sports being played around the world that are completely unrecognizable like Extreme Ironing or Chess Boxing. Curious to know more? Here is the list of some of the weirdest and unusual sports that you’ve never heard of.
The sport was first introduced at Sonkajarvi, Finland, since 1992 and made it’s way to north America in 1999. It is a contest in which male competitors race while each carrying a female teammate on their back, they are not required to be married legally. The objective is to go through the obstacle track in the fastest time while carrying the female teammate on their back. wife carrying world championships are held annually. Several types of carrying are being practised: piggyback, fireman’s carry(over the shoulder) or Estonian style ( the wife hangs upside down with her legs around the male teammate’s shoulder, holding onto his waist). If the man drops his female teammate then five seconds extra is added to their total time. At the annual North American Wife carrying championship, winners receive the traditional prize of the wife’s weight in beer, five times her weight in cash and an entry into World Championship in Finland.
It is an extreme sport where the participants of this sport call themselves “ironists” and go to remote areas and iron their clothes. According to the Extreme Ironing Bureau, extreme ironing is “the latest danger sport that combines the thrills of an extreme outdoor activity with the satisfaction of a well-pressed shirt”. It has been performed underwater, hanging from cliffs, while skiing or snowboarding and even on top of vehicles.
It originated and popular in Southeast Asia, It is similar to Volleyball but instead of hands, players use their feet, knees, chest, and head to move the ball around, which is made from softwood. The International SepakTakraw Federation holds competitions where teams from different countries participate.
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Maut Ka Kuan
Man vs Horse Marathon
Since 1996, it is being held in Dublin, Georgia every summer. This athletic event involves unique sports such as toilet seat tossing, seed spitting, mud belly flops, armpit serenades and dumpster diving.
Giant Pumpkin Kayaking
Competitive Worm Charming