10 Most Obscure & Unusual Sports in the World
#10 – Extreme Ironing
Will you dare to repeat this?
Did you know that this boring household chore has been turned into an exciting competition? Extreme ironing has been done under water, under the ice covered lake, while skiing and snowboarding, while water-skiing and mountain climbing.
#9 – Cheese Rolling
Catch me if you can!
The main aim of this yearly competition (which held in Gloucestershire, England) is to catch a 7-pound cheese head, rolling from the Cooper’s Hill. Competitors get lots of injuries while running from the hill.
#8 – Wife Carrying
This is the case when a wife’s weight really matters!
This competition was first held in Finland. Strong and physically fit husbands need to carry their wives through water and sand. The winner is the one who overcomes all obstacles and comes first. A winner gets the amount of beer that equals his wife’s weight. So, should a wife be light or heavy? A difficult question, isn’t it?
#7 – Cardboard Tube Dueling
Grownups also love playing!
This competition is organized by a global organization – Cardboard Tube Fighting League. Participants of this tournament wear cardboard costumes and fight with cardboard tubes. The aim is to defeat the opponent by breaking his/her tube.
#6 – Quidditch
Brooms are not for sweeping!
Try to run fast and protect the ball from opponents, while carrying a broomstick between your legs. The idea of this semi-contact game has been taken from the movie about the most famous wizard – Harry Potter.
#5 – Mud Olympics
Football in mud is even more exciting!
A muddy estuary of the River Elbe which is in Germany is an excellent place for holding muddy competitions. People gather at Elbe to play football, volleyball, handball and to get dirty, of course.
#4 – Toe Wrestling
Arm wrestling is just a child’s play!
The rule is simple – interlock big toes and push the opponent’s foot to the ground. You can try this at home, if you are not afraid of injuries.
#3 – Mountain Unicycling
That’s really impressive!
This sport is definitely not for amateurs. Its requires a perfect core strength and good balance. Only the bravest dare to conquer mountains and unknown trailways on such bike.
#2 – Mustache Growing
People compete by showing their mustaches!
If you love competing, but physical exercises are not for you, just grow unusual mustaches. If you manage to do that, you can win a competition held in Germany.
#1 – Gumboot Throwing
Throw your gumboot as far as you can!
This unusual competition is traditionally held in Taihape, New Zealand. If you hold such contest in your neighborhood, you can have excellent time with friends, family and neighbors.