Soccer, football, baseball, basketball – these mainstream sports attract a lot of attention from the whole world. However, there is more to sports than just throwing something at someone or hitting a ball with a stick.
So here we are compiling a list of Top 7 Weirdest Sports In The World Right Now, which many of you might not even have heard about.
World’s Unbelievable Sports Right Now
Have you ever seen your hamster rolling in its ball and imagined what it would be like if you did the same? Then, zorbing is the perfect sport for you. Besides, it also deserves its mention among the weirdest sports in the world right now.
Zorbing is the sport of rolling down a hill inside a giant inflatable ball or an orb, usually made of transparent plastic. It is generally done on a gentle slope, but can also be done on a level surface, giving more control to the rider. The zorb ball can hold up to three people, making it a great way to compete against rival families. Sounds fun!
6. Wife Carrying
Wife carrying is a sport in which the male competitors race across an obstacle course while carrying a female teammate on their back, who grabs onto her partner’s neck and back while hanging upside-down.
If you win, glory isn’t the only prize you get. The winners of the Wife Carrying World Championships held in Sonkajärvi, Finland takes home the wife’s weight in beer. This game now holds its place among the weirdest sports in the world right now.
5. Underwater Hockey
It’s hard to believe that anyone could imagine a more dangerous version of ice hockey, but with the added element of a potential drowning, underwater hockey makes ice hockey look like child’s play. The rules of underwater hockey are quite similar to its solid counterpart; the only difference being that players use small plastic or wooden sticks to push a metal puck around the pool’s floor.
4. Extreme Ironing
For all you adrenaline junkies, there is a way to get your blood pumping while you iron. It’s called extreme ironing. All you need to do is find the craziest way to iron your clothes. If that means ironing your clothes while jumping off a cliff or across a canyon, then so be it. This game now holds its place among the weirdest sports in the world right now.
3. Cheese Rolling
The rules of cheese rolling are real simple: A cheese wheel is thrown down a hill and hundreds of people run after it. The first person who gets the cheese and crosses the finish line wins and gets to keep the cheese. Cheese rolling is basically the Western version of buzkashi. This one definitely deserves its mention among the weirdest sports in the world right now.
2. Street Luge
The sports of Street luge combines the safety concerns of luge with the gentleness of pavement. It involves participants lying on what is basically an enlarged skateboard designed to hold the human body and riding it down a paved course or road. Gravity does the rest of the work. This extreme game now holds its place among the weirdest sports in the world right now. Besides, it also deserves its place among the toughest sports of all time.
1. Shin Kicking
If mud racing is too soft for you, you should try shin kicking. The whole point of this sport is to kick your opponent in the shin so hard that they fall down. To win this sport, you need to be both agile and able to endure pain. Talk about ruthlessness! Shin kicking originated in England and has been sometimes referred to as English martial art.
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