25 most unusual sports in the world
It is unlikely that there will be people who have not heard of football, basketball or baseball. These sports are spread all over the world. However, local sporting events deserve your attention, no less. I have to say that creative people in the sport will not leave you indifferent.
Here are the events for every taste: from simple interpretations of popular sport to a completely unique game, where originality comes to the absurd. So, before you 25 of the most unusual sports in the world:
25. Cooper's Hill Cheese-Rolling and Wake
Every year, in the picturesque Cotswold Hills held the game in which the brave crowd runs down the hillside, in the pursuit of a Double Gloucester cheese head. People from all over the world come to the hill Cooper to watch and even take part in this dangerous but very fun contests.
Can you imagine a football combination, baseball and hockey? In Ireland there is already a game called hurling, which is perfect for this description. Player-horlera outfit consists of a football shape, a protective helmet and a wooden stick. The goal of this game is to earn as many points scoring balls in the opponent's net.
23. The Finnish jogging with their wives
In Finland, one held a very fun competition in which men have to overcome the obstacle course with their wives, located on the shoulders of men in a strange position upside down, and his head down. And to further complicate the problem, a 250-meter obstacle has two barrier and well with water. The grand prize - the amount of beer, equal to the weight of the winner wife.
The national sport of Afghanistan, in which the players, being on horseback, should grab the carcass of a goat and hold it until such time until they reach the goal line. Buzkashi reminds polo without a stick and a ball, and the rudeness of being compared to American football, as Buzkashi is not without bumps, kicking and even shooting.
21. Eton Wall Game
Traditional sports game, which takes place exclusively for students of Eton College in England. Some have compared it with the rugby or football, but this is wrong, because the Eton Wall Game - a completely different game in which the playing field is a wall. Players move along the wall and piled on each other in the fight for the ball. If the player is close enough to the edge of the wall, he gets the right to punch the ball to the target, which can be a tree or a door. This game is not as simple as it seems, if we consider that the last time the goal was scored in the distant 1909.
Jai-alai is regarded as a mixture of sports fans of badminton and handball. Usually it is played by one or in pairs. The aim of the game is to paddle, like a ladle, to throw the ball against the wall, standing in the opponent's zone. A rival, in turn, has to catch the ball in the air or on the first bounce off the walls. Otherwise, a player or a team lose points.
Imagine the scene: chess, rook move on foot and boxing gloves, and boxers who are sitting on a chair and thinking about how to beat the opponent in chess. Strange, is not it? You'd be surprised, but in Finland there is already a certain game where boxing and chess go hand in hand. Chessboxing not like any one sport, about which you know. First, players play chess round, then boxing and so on for 11 rounds.
18. The swim through the swamp on a mountain bike
genuine surprise is the fact that the sport which involves riding a mountain bike, while the waist in a dirty and disgusting stinking water became insanely popular worldwide. In it involved not only local residents, but also competitors from different countries. What can I say - it even for the World Cup carried out. To win you need to drive through the trench with marsh muck back and forth for a very short time.
This is an interesting game begins with the fact that one team sends "invader" into enemy territory. If an invader touches someone from the opposing team and runs on its own territory, it earns a point. But if, before the invader touched or he was caught before he could escape, the point goes to the opponents. Any player who touched up, out of the game. And so on until one of the teams will not lose all the participants.
16. Royal Pancake football
Can you imagine a football match, which involved the whole city with a population of several thousand people, where even women and children are drawn to the ball, forgetting everything in the world? This is how you can describe the royal Pancake football, which is carried out in a small English town of Eschborn.
15. The championship kicks in the shins
This is a severe competition quite popular in the Cotswolds, the same place where the race is held Cotswold cheese. The essence of the game is simple as its name. You have to beat your opponent on the shins kicked up as long as he does not fall. Your victory when will prevail in two rounds of three.
Many of those who play beach volleyball, I would like to jumping high over the net, run a powerful punch hitter. And though it seems like such a complex element of a force only to professionals, but any player, even an amateur can do this by playing a variety of Brazilian beach volleyball - bossabol. In this sport, especially for offensive players, created a special inflatable playground with trampolines.
This unusual sport have the liking of fans of extreme sports, which are not achieved much success in roller skates or skateboard. For jibbing you only need a pair of shoes with a special recess to slide down the banisters. This trick is so popular that used video game characters such as Sonic and Taydus from Final Fantasy X.
12. Holding the ferret in his pants
I say at once, this is one of those games that is strongly encouraged to participate. Two angry rodents in your pants can quickly ruin your day. Record time finding a ferret in your pants - 5 hours.
11. Throwing towels
In this game, participants are divided into two teams: the "meta" and "girdle". The "meta" choose one player, around which the competitors are going to dance. Meta has to get soaked in beer towel in any of the dances. If the thrower falls, then a point is awarded to the team "meta". But if misses - drink a certain amount of beer. The game ends when all 4 rounds are played, or when no one is able to stay on his feet.
Hornussen is positioned as a game for the farmer. It combines the features of hockey and baseball. One team starts with a flexible rod rubber ball, which is called "hornuss". In order to earn points of their rivals have to hit the ball a special racket, like a huge poster. Otherwise, a point is given to the serving team.
During the winter snowboarding and skiing give us a lot of fun and thrills, but for beginners skating on such mad speeds can lead to very unpleasant and even dangerous for the health consequences. However, if you're a fan of winter extreme sports, then skibob not leave you indifferent. Unlike other winter sports in one: instead of skis and snowboards you will be like a bicycle.
8. Camel fights
Surely you've heard about the cockfighting, fighting pit bulls, and even bull fights. All of the above fights very fierce, and usually end with the death of one of the animals. But the camel fights, which take place in Turkey, fortunately, do without the blood and sacrifice. The duel ends when one of the camels or runs away or falls on the ground.
7. Extreme ironing
The essence of the sport is very simple: you need to take an iron, an ironing board and pat something in the most unexpected place. There is already a pure flight of fancy begins. You can drive the iron on the board during a parachute jump or calmly stroking things, being on the top of Mount Everest. Unfortunately, Extreme Ironing is no any special sporting events, however, continues to be the world Gladilschikov next crazy ways pat thing.
6. Race on the River Todd
Have you ever seen a race on the Dragon Boats, which do not move on the water and on land? By the way, this is a fun competition called Race on the River Todd, which is carried out in Australia, in the town of Alice Springs. More than 20 teams are fighting for the victory, including glimpses of names of known corporations. All Dragon Boats no bottom, so the players have to run so as to reach the finish line, never falling.
5. The game of "Trivia"
Who would have thought that Pooh will inspire people to create a new sport? As strange as it may be, in the Trivia game has become so popular in some parts of Europe, that even began to hold world championships on it. Your task - along with the other participants to throw a bridge stick. The winner will be the one whose stick first seem out of the opposite side of the bridge.
4. "This beer storm"
If you think that a simple bicycle race quiet noon, then you are very much mistaken. All is well as long as these guys go straight and hold the steering wheel firmly. By the way, in the framework of the annual beer festival in the Central Wales is not exactly an ordinary bicycle race. At the control points, each participant must enjoy a certain amount of alcohol. The task of the riders is to get to the finish line, being able to stay on the bike. It is obvious that people with high resistance to alcohol chances of winning increase.
3. The competition for "Enchanting" worms
In the UK, Charming worms is an official sport. It is so popular that every year in Cheshire hosts World Championship Charming worms. The rules are pretty simple. You are given a piece of land of 3x3 meters, and you have to coax out of the ground and collect as many worms in 30 minutes. I bet that this sport is ideal for those who want a cheap bait for fish.
2. Playing konker
World Championship konkeru is held every October in the small British village of Ashton, located in Northamptonshire, where from around the world gather in konker players, the number of which exceeds three hundred. The goal - to break konker opponent. "And what is the konkery?" - you ask. It is the fruit of the horse chestnut, which is suspended on a string. And the player must be quick and nimble, otherwise it will be broken konker.
1. Racing on the beds
Back in 1965 the race in beds arranged only the US military, but over time, this is a fun game became more popular. To win, you need first to cross the finish line. But there are certain rules that must be followed. First, the bed in which there is only one person should push the six participants. And secondly, the bed must be kept in water as the last step races - crossing a river. Although quite often the last stage of neglect.