Five weird sports in the world
Around the world that you’ve never had
1. Wife Carrying
In this sport, male competitors race through an obstacle course while lifting their female partners. Winners get cash prizes, traditional beer, and an entry into the World Championship in Finland.
2. Speak Takraw
The sport originated from Southeast Asia and is similar to what we call volleyball. In this game, players pass around the ball (made of dried palm leaves) using anything but their arms.
3. Shin Kicking
In this game, two opponents kick each other on the shin until one falls to the ground. The battle sport Championship is held annually on Dover’s Hill, north of the English town Chippen Campden.
4. Cheese Rolling
In this sport, competitors’ race after a large cheese wheel rolled down a steep hill. The winner takes home the cheese. Annual cheese rolling championships take place at Cooper’s Hill in Gloucestershire, U.K.
5. Extreme Ironing
Participants or “ironists” travel to a remote location to iron their clothes. Some of the places they perform the chore include underwater, on top of vehicles, and many more weird places.
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