15 Dumbest Sports Ever

15 Dumbest Sports Ever

• From sports that combine chess and boxing
to games played atop an elephant, we count 15 of the dumbest games ever turned into competitive
sports 15 – Crab Racing,
• This is a sport found in the Buccoo Village of Tobago, and even though you might laugh
at it – to the village this is serious shit with jockeys, training and selective breeding
• The crabs are harnessed and prodded to get them to run in the correct direction with
crowds cheering the winner • Once the race is concluded, the people
are rewarded with a dinner of fresh boiled crab – usually made from the contestants themselves
14 – Cheese Rolling, • Cooper’s Hill near Gloucester in England
sees a wheel of cheese tossed down a steep hill, and a bunch of people falling down trying
to snag it • It has now become a world-famous event
with contestants from a whole manner of countries, and it’s also notorious for how many people
get seriously injured running down the hill • The race was actually delayed in 2005
when all the ambulances stationed there had to return to the hospital, because you know
a sport is good when so many people get injured to the point that you literally run out of
ambulances 13 – Bassmaster,
• This is a sport on ESPN that features the exciting and competitive world of fishing
• Between the weigh-ins to the exhilarating rush of sitting on a boat waiting for something
to happen, it’s hard to believe this sport isn’t as popular as football or rugby
• People have claimed they’ve turned off the television, gone out for lunch, come back
and nothing has happened – almost makes you wish someone would throw a block of cheese
down a hill to spice things up 12 – Chess Boxing,
• Exactly what it sounds like, a chess board is set up in the middle of a boxing ring and
two players duke it out in 4 minute rounds • After those 4 minutes, they’re required
to stand up and engage in a boxing match for 2 minutes – the winner is declared based on
whether you’ve been knocked out or suffer a checkmate
• The idea for this actually came from a graphic sci-fi novel from 1992 – because that’s
where all good ideas come from 11 – Ferret Legging,
• This is an endurance test in which you open your pants, drop a crazy ferret in there
and see how long you can last • It’s been described as a dying and sometimes
illegal sport, but even so there have been multiple events held in a variety of countries
• The world record for this sport is just 5 hours and 30 minutes – but these days there’
s a lack of contestants, mostly from complaining wives
10 – Elephant Polo, • This is a game mostly played in India,
Sri Lanka, Nepal and Thailand – although you’ll also find English and Scottish teams
• It’s a standard game of polo played with Elephants using long sticks and elephant steering
drivers with championships played in Nepal called Tiger Tops
• However, because of cruel treatment allegations by PETA, many matches have been cancelled
and even removed as a record from the Guinness Book of World Records
9 – Shin-kicking, • You grab a dude and start crunching the
living shit out of his shins in order to force him to the ground – this “sport” is even described
as a form of martial arts • In the old days, rumour has it contestants
wore steel-toe boots to attack their opponent, with training consisting of beating in their
shin with a hammer to build tolerance • It continues to this day and draws crowds
in the thousands – a great way to spend your weekend if you like excruciating pain
8 – Pro Mini-Golf, • The casual-friendly alternative to regular
golf has now been given a competitive edge • Even though the thought of this relaxed
chilled out version of golf with TV broadcasting, sponsorship deals and international championships
seems silly – it’s actually quite popular • Some of the main issue is funding – such
as with the British Minigolf Association, one of the few sports not recognised by Sport
England and therefore not eligible for funding 7 – Bog Snorkelling,
• This is like regular swimming, only without traditional swimming techniques, only flippers
in disgusting, stinky bog water • This sport started in 1976 when a guy
was having an over-the-bar conversation with some sports enthusiasts and someone mentioned
the brilliant idea of swimming in a bog for the amusement of a crowd
• Bog Snorkelling continues to this day and they even have a junior competition for
kids 6 – Curling,
• This is a legitimate sport even televised, in which someone pushes a rock to move another
rock while people sweep the ice beneath it with brooms – a mixture of lawn bowls and
housework • If you haven’t had someone explains the
rules, it may be the most ridiculous thing to watch as someone screams for people to
clean the path in front of a rock while it skids around on ice
• The amount of strategy that goes into this absurd game is high, and it’s even been
likened to “chess on ice” 5 – Dwarf-tossing,
• Mostly found in pubs and bars, to put dwarf into special padded clothing and fling
him at a mattress or Velcro-covered wall • Rules depend on whether there’s a bullseye
or if you just need to throw it farther than everyone else
• Canada banned this sport in 2003, France allows it and it’s also banned in the U.S
– and in Middle-Earth they generally don’t like getting tossed
4 – Cane Toad Racing, • A poisonous Toad introduced to Australia
in 1933 and have been decimating the ecosystem ever since – now in racing form
• Some train them to hop faster than others, but most of the time you just show up at the
bar and put down money on a random frog to win the race
• Hilariously, some races actually raise money to help fund the wiping out of their
species from areas of Australia – they’re racing to their deaths
3 – Sauna Championships, • People sit inside a sauna and attempt
to hold out the longest while the temperature slowly increases bit by bit – last man standing
wins • This sport was invented by a bunch of
drunk Finnish guys when their swimming hall kicked them out for spending too much time
in the sauna • But even after it gained popularity, the
man who died in 2010 from too-high temperature put a damper on competitions moving forward
2 – Extreme Ironing, • A danger sport in which you take your
ironing board to the top of a thin precipice and iron your shirts while avoiding death
• In 1997, one guy from England wanted to go rock climbing but still get his ironing
done, so he took the board up and did the laundry
• The sport took off after that, although recognition as a legitimate Olympic sport
has a long way to go 1 – Toe Wrestling
• The objective of this sport, as you might be familiar with, is to pin your opponents
foot down for a few seconds using your toes • This one has its roots all the way back
in the mid 1970s born from a pub conversation • One of the top players in current championships
is called Paul “Toeminator” Beech – I shit you not

100 Replies to “15 Dumbest Sports Ever”

  1. …Curling. CURLING? That's like people saying horse riding isn't a sport, it is, but you won't get it unless you do it (or like me, a family member does it)

  2. The bass master is a hard sport and most competitive and awesome I mean people can catch huge fish faster it's a real sport not dumb

  3. The bass master not about throwing something out there and wait those guys catch fish in like 5 mins bass fishing the sport is different than regular fishing it's a art and real hard I think you need to try to do bass competition before you call it fumb

  4. For those that enjoy it, more power to You. Have fun with it. But I don't get why anyone would want to get up at the butt crack of dawn, spend all day in a boat, and hope to catch something. Besides getting away from Ones spouse, and spending the day getting drunk or high. When One could just go to the local grocery store, and buy a ? or two. It's simpler, quicker, and more convenient. Just saying,

  5. What's a burt? How dare you compare fishing to elephant polo, chin kicking, cheese rolling, dwarf tossing and kane terd racing!

  6. for #15, I took a trip to the Bahamas, and there is something prety similar. the only difference is that you catch your own crab, throw it in the circle, and hope people put money on your crab.

  7. Oh, come on! They've made cheese rolling, crab racing, so many sports that most people (some of them including me) think are stupid, and yet they still don't have toy car racing!? I mean, I know they have professional RC car racing, but just normal diecast toy cars.

  8. yeeesss curling is soooo dumb theres a curling club on my block and its the most annoying shit every other day the whole block gets clogged up from the like 70 peoples cars

  9. I'm so proud of my country getting 3rd place:')))


  10. I think fishing is a fun hobby not a competitive sport. Personally soccer is dumb, baseball and american football are 10/10

  11. Anyone who likes Bass Masters clearly has one thing I personally don't: the patience to sit on a goddamn couch and watch people fish all day. I can barely stand fishing in World of Warcraft, so that should tell you how much patience I have

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