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10 Weird yet Extremely Entertaining Sports Played Across the Globe

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When discussing sports, people are familiar with the games that are played on International level. Some might believe that these are the only sports enjoyed across the globe. But to the surprise of many, there are various local sports that will leave you awestruck with its terrifying rules &unique playing style. Let’s know about top 10 crazy sports played in the world:

1. The Cooper’s Hill Cheese Rolling and Wake

The challengers climb up the Cooper’s Hill which is very steep. The wheel of double Gloucester cheese is then thrown from the hill and the challengers are asked to chase the cheese. The one who catches it first is the winner.

2. Hurling

Irishmen have been playing this game from last 3000 years. It is played with axe-like sticks known as hurleysand a small ball. The contestants in the game are Irishmen of questionable mental stability. The ball is hit hard and at the fastest possible speed between the opponents’ goalposts.

3. Eukonkanto

It is an amazing game in which husband races while carrying wife on his back. An interesting part is that it can be anyone’s wife. While he runs a 250-meter track, crossing a water trap and two jumps, she berates the guy on each mistake.

4. Buzkashi

Buzkashi is a Central Asian sport that involves competition between two horse mounted teams. They try to throw the dead goat into a tub to make a goal.

5. The Eton Wall Game

The Eton Wall Game is played at Eton College, England. Two teams try to get the ball into a particular zone that is scoring for them, and then kick it against a target. It sounds simple but it is not as the players have to pile up along the wall, slowly moving the ball upfield, which is extremely uncomfortable.

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6. World Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling Championships

The participants have to cover two rounds of the WaenRhydd bog on a mountain bike with lead filled frame. The bog is 45-feet long and 6-feet deep. This is an unusual sport that was started to attract more tourists.

7. Royal Shrovetide Football

Royal Shrovetide Football is a crazy football game between the people of north and south of the town river of Ashbourne, England, in which hundreds & thousands of them keep passing the football. The entire town is the pitch and the old mills are the goal posts.

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8. Jai Alai

Jai Alai is a sport that involves throwing a rock-hard ball against a wall at a high speed of 180 miles an hour. The ball is hurled on the wall with wicker cesta basket with an attached glove. The player in the opposite team has to catch the ball before throwing it back at the wall. Catching a ball at such a fast pace is terrifying.

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9. Chess Boxing

The challengers climb up the Cooper’s Hill which is very steep. The wheel of double Gloucester cheese is then thrown from the hill and the challengers are asked to chase the cheese. The one who catches it first is the winner.

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10. Bossaball

How about the idea of playing volleyball near a beach and jumping high to spike the ball towards the opponent? Well, that’s what happens in Bossaball. In this Brazilian beach volleyball, an inflatable trampoline is used as a court which helps you to jump like crazy!

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