Do You Know These Obscure Sports?
This sport is like hockey, but doesn't use ice skates or a puck. It does, however, use a broom.
- Broomball, a popular sport in Canada, is just like a hockey. However, instead of a puck, it uses a ball; nstead of a stick, it uses a broom; and instead of ice skates, people run on ice in street shoes.
This obscure game involves a pool table and was invented by the Canadian Air Force.
- Crud is a game that requires people to move around the pool table while using their hands to push the cue ball into the moving "object" ball before it stops moving. The objective is to sink the object ball.
This obscure sport combines soccer rules and football rules.
- Austus was invented by both the Australian and US militaries so the two could play against each other. It combines rules of soccer and rules of American football. Players are allowed to use hands and feet, but goals must be kicked in.
This sport is just like hockey, except it has unicycles... and the puck is on fire.
- The name says it all - Flaming Puck Unicycle Hockey follows the rules of hockey, but it is played on unicycles and the puck is on fire. It was, of course, invented in Canada.
This Japanese game has the objective of bringing a pole down.
- Bo-taoshi translates to "pole-pulldown," which is the objective of this very intense Japanese game. Teams of 75 people work to attack and bring down the other team's pole.
This new danger sport combines the outdoors with a household task.
- Extreme Ironing originated in England and combines aspects of an extreme sport with ironing. It has been performed underwater, on cliffs, and even parachuting.
This sport requires rolling a food item down the hill.
- Cheese Rolling, which originated in England, is a challenge where people try to catch a wheel of cheese rolling down the hill. It's harder than it sounds as the cheese can reach 70 mph!
This form of hockey is played at the bottom of a pool.
- Octopush, or Underwater Hockey, follows all the rules of hockey but it is played at the bottom of a pool. However, instead of stick, players use a pusher, which resembles a small blade.
This sport is a form of diving... albeit painful.
- Bellyflopping is actually a competitive sport! As painful as it can be, winners make quite a bit of money!
This is an odd sport that requires a wife, whether it be your own or a neighbor's.
- Wife carrying has become quite a popular sport. The only real rule is that the wife being carried be over 17 years of age... it doesn't have to be your wife.