The Top 10 Weirdest Sports in the World – EXPLAINED!

Ninh explains, the Top 10 Weirdest Sports
in the World So you’ve probably heard of tennis, basketball
or Football (which soccer to you Americans) – but you’ve probably not come across
any of these sports, each one weirder than the last. And no, I’m not yanking your chain,
these sports are real. 1. Sepak Takraw
Probably the least weird sport on the list, Sepak Takraw is sometimes referred to as kick
volleyball. It’s essentially volleyball but you’re only allowed to use your feet
and head to hit the ball on your opponents floor
It’s very popular in Southeast Asia and there’s a ton of unbelievable plays in this
game. And by the way … if you want to find out
more about it, I actually made a video about Sepak Tawkraw right here! 2. Shin Kicking
Oh yeah – that’s a sport believe it or not. If you’re from the south of England,
you’ve probably seen this before, but the idea of the game is to kick your opponent
in the shin repeatedly to try and get them onto the ground. Before the game starts, you
have to stuff your trousers full of straw, wear a lab coat for some reason, and then
proceed to grapple your opponent and kick the crap out of him. I’m not sure what the
referee does, but he’s this guy here who’s holding a big stick … (and also in a lab
coat) 3. Caber Tossing
Whilst the English are kicking each other in the shins, the Scottish are throwing around
bits of tree. Caber tossing is one of the original Scottish Highland Games and believe
it or not, the object of the sport is NOT to throw the log the furthest.
These logs (or cabers) are 19ft 6 inches long and weigh 175lbs and the idea is to toss the
caber onto its end and for it to land in the 12 o’clock position. This is rarely done
perfectly and judges are on hand to make a decision if there is a close tie.
Caber tossing is a true test of strength and explosive power unlike … well … unlike that. 4. Quidditch
Unless you’ve been under a rock for the last 20 years, you’ve probably heard of
Harry Potter and the fictional sport that they play known as Quidditch.
Unfortunately, some bright spark decided that they would actually play the game and introduce
it to all the American colleges and Universities. So now every Saturday you’ll see grown men
and women run around a field with a broom between their legs. I’m not joking. And
no folks, I really won’t be making a video about the Rules of Quidditch anytime soon. 5. Wife Carrying
Our friends in Finland are responsible for this one. Yes, as you’ve probably guessed
by the title – you have to carry your wife over an obstacle course in the fastest possible
time. The only real requirements is that the wife must weigh at least 49kg and that the
course is exactly 253.5m long. The winner usually wins his wife’s weight in beer,
so guys pick up your wife. Pick up somebody else’s wife, I don’t care … there’s
beer to be won! 6. Chess Boxing
It’s exactly as it sounds. Chess – the board game, mixed with boxing – the combat
sport. Players alternate a round of boxing with a
round of speed chess. The idea is to punch your opponent to death, so that he can’t
think straight at the chess board. Or to confuse him with Chess tactics so that they’re not
concentrating on boxing. You win this sport either by knockout, or by checkmate – whichever
comes first. 7. Dog Surfing
Normal surfing is passe, it’s old hat. I know, why don’t we put dogs on surfboards
instead?! Yes, over in California, they’ve decided that it’s a good idea to stick their
pets on surfboards and make them suffer Poseidon’s wrath.
The winner is whichever dog is adjudged to ride the longest wave with the most degree
of certainty. Although most of these dogs don’t seem very certain at all … 8. Unicycle Football
American Football is hard enough – but there are some people who think that it’s just
too easy. So those are the ones that decide to play football on unicycles. It’s pretty
much the same game as American Football, you can tackle, pass or cycle with the ball. And
the scoring is the pretty much same. But I can imagine the injuries from clashing unicycles
being horrendous. Football not your thing? How about unicycle
hockey, or unicycle polo? Basically any team sport you can think of … on a unicycle. 9. Blind Soccer
You’d think that playing soccer requires you to be able to see the ball.
But obviously nobody told these guys. Players are either naturally blind or blindfolded
and a bell is inserted into the soccer ball. They obviously can’t see the ball, so they
have to listen for the bell inside the soccer ball and players have to constantly communicate
so that they don’t run into each other. Yeah, that’s dead easy, right? 10. Cardboard Tube Duelling
I’m seriously not making this up. Cardboard Tube Duelling is as the name implies. It’s
fighting with cardboard tubes. Players must hit each other and break their opponents cardboard
tube, without breaking their own. If time expires, a referee will measure both tubes
and the tube that has bent the least wins the duel. There’s no stabbing or lunging,
no hitting in the face and cardboard armour and shields are optional. There’s even a
pro league dedicated to cardboard tube combatants … … okay?! Honourable mention goes to the Indonesian
sport of Fireball. It’s pretty much regular football, except
that you set the ball ON FIRE before you start playing! Sounds like great fun?!
Got any other obscure or weird sports to share with the world?
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out there in the world. … Especially that! Ninh Ly,, @NinhLyUK

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