The most popular sports engage millions of people but some weird games can make people excited as well. Earlier games like wife carrying or toe wrestling were the only examples of crazy games but now this list became so much wider. Read this article carefully to learn more about 10 craziest sports.
1. Wife Carrying
Usually, males are not happy when they need to hold women or bring them somewhere carrying on their backs. But this sport is actually about males loving to compete with the wives on their backs. This competition was invented in Sonkajarvi, Finland, and its main idea is to compete by carrying the wives through a specific itinerary.
This sport even has its own championship in North America. The winning couple gets several impressive prizes: they get the wife’s weight in beer, 5 times wife’s weight in cash, and the possibility to enter the World Championship in Finland.
2. Chess Boxing
This sport sounds truly weird, as chess and boxing are totally different and they have nothing in common. But this game makes players compete in boxing and traditional chess during one game. The battle lasts for 11 rounds, and during this time competitors should show their skills in 2 sports.
3. Cheese Rolling
Every single year you can participate in the Cheese-Rolling game that is going on at Cooper’s Hill in Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. So imagine such a competition: a huge cheese wheel is rolled down a hill, while the players are racing after it. That person who will be the first to reach the bottom of the hill will be announced as a winner. By the way, do you know what prize will he get? Well, he will get this cheese. Probably this sport is not so dangerous, but it’s too crazy, and sometimes the incline of the hill can cause people’s injuries.
4. Extreme Ironing
This sport even sounds really weird. It is a real competition but at the same time, it’s an extraordinary art. Players who decide to participate in this game are called “ironists” and their goals are to go to some dangerous or strange locations to iron the outfits there. Competitors can be seen almost everywhere, as there are people who were ironing clothes underwater, or while skiing, or hanging from hills, or on top of buses.
5. Egg Throwing
How surprised will you be when you hear that there is a World Egg Throwing Federation in this world? This federation states that egg throwing is one of the favorite sports among millions of people, as it is obvious how exciting it is to watch a failure of another person who is trying to catch a tossed egg. The best players can compete in the World Egg Throwing Championship that is happening every year in Swaton (England).
This is how weirdly underwater hockey was named. The world decided that ice hockey and field hockey were not enough, so now players can compete on the floor of the swimming pool. You can see 2 teams here just like in traditional hockey. The goal of this sport is to push a puck using a stick into the opposing team’s goal. This game is extra difficult as players need to go to the surface to breathe sometimes. Octopush is a popular game in many countries of the world, and it has its own World Championship; the first championship happened in 1980.
7. Shin Kicking
It sounds unbelievable but yes, shin kicking is a sport now. It was invented at the beginning of the 17th century in England. The idea of this sport is kicking your opponent on the shin until he hits the ground. The World Championship of Shin Kicking is the part of the Cotswold Olimpicks, this event is happening every year at Dover’s Hill which is located close to the Chippen Campden city.
8. Toe Wrestling
Yes, you probably understand the meaning of this sport correctly. Players are wrestling toe-to-toe. Such a weird sport was invented in 1976. Toe wrestling doesn’t have any difficult rules: players just need to put their socks and shoes off, interlock their toes, and then try to win this toe battle.
9. Sepak Takraw
If you look at this Asian game you will think that it is really similar to volleyball. But then you will realize that the rules here are absolutely different. In this sport, competitors need to throw a ball but they are not allowed to use their arms, so as you understand it is extremely difficult to throw a ball using other parts of the body. By the way, this ball is made of dried palm leaves.
10. Musical Canine Freestyle
This competition truly proves that dogs are our best friends. This sport is about the performance of people and dogs where they need to show the tricks, dancing skills, and some obedience training. Thus, it is all about teamwork and understanding each other. This sport was created recently but its popularity is growing in many countries of the world.