20 Bizarre Sports You Probably Never Heard Of

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There are many types of sports in this world. Some are very familiar and popular and some are less known. But here is a list of 20 bizarre sports you probably never heard off. So let’s check this list.

Here Are 20 Bizarre Sports You Probably Never Heard Of

1. Bellyflopping

Bellyflopping Bizarre Sports You Probably Never Heard Of

You’ll be amazed to see how seriously some people take this play.

2. Bog Snorkeling

Bog Snorkeling

In this bizarre sport, contestants have to race through a murky bog by using flippers only. They are not allowed to use their hands.

3. Bossaball

Bossaball Bizarre Sports You Probably Never Heard Of

It was first invented in Spain. It is usually volleyball on a trampoline.

4. Bo-taoshi


In Japanese, it means to “pole-pulldown”. In this sport, 150 people of two teams try to pull down opponents’ pole. Think, how hectic this can be!

5. Buzkashi

Buzkashi Bizarre Sports You Probably Never Heard Of

This play was played throughout various parts of Asia. It is usually played on horseback and here the players try to get the carcass of a headless goat across the other team’s goal line.

6. Camel Wrestling

Camel Wrestling

In Turkey, it is still a popular past time though camel wrestling is severely criticized by some animal rights groups.

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7. Cardboard Tube Dueling

Cardboard Tube Dueling

Cardboard tube fighting is a truly bizarre sport and Cardboard Tube Fighting League is a true sporting organization.

8. Cheese Rolling

Cheese Rolling

In this sport, a large group of people pursues a piece of cheese down a hill. This event held in Gloucester, England every year.

9. Chess Boxing

Chess Boxing

Here in this game competitors alternate between boxing and chess. Victory is decided by a knockout, checkmate or by the judge’s decision. If you forget to say that this play is played for 11 rounds.

10. Ga-ga ball

Ga-ga ball Bizarre Sports You Probably Never Heard Of

Probably this bizarre sport was invented in Israel. It is usually dodgeball but the rule is where you can only hit players beneath the knees.

11. Kaninhop


This game is also familiar as bunny jumping. This is Swedish sports rabbits are used for show-jumping.

12. Man vs. Horse

Man vs. Horse

In this game competitors race through an obstacle course against horses. This event held in Welsh every year.

13. Mountain Unicycling

Mountain Unicycling Bizarre Sports You Probably Never Heard Of

As if cycling along lethal crevices with two wheels weren’t troublesome enough…..

14. Moustache Growing

Moustache Growing

Though it has a controversy that it’s a sport or not the difficulties associated with managing a winning beard are worthy of being in this list.

15. Octopush

Octopush Bizarre Sports You Probably Never Heard Of

The bizarre sport is like underwater hockey where players use a short blade instead of a stick.

16. Pesapallo


This is also familiar to Finnish baseball. It is usually American baseball where the ball is pitched vertically instead of horizontally.

17. Roller Derby

Roller Derby

Women play this game with a goal to lap the players on the other team.

18. Snow Polo

Snow Polo

This game is played on frozen lakes. It was invented in Switzerland but now it is seen in other parts of the world.

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19. Toe Wrestling

Toe Wrestling

In this game, you have to compete for your opponent’s thumb using yours.

20. Wife Carrying

Wife Carrying Bizarre Sports You Probably Never Heard Of

In this game you have to fulfill an obstacle course carrying your (or someone else’s) wife.

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I am from Chicago by birth and by choice, I am happy to be on the road exploring new destinations, especially in February, often the coldest of the winter months of the city. I have bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism, and I've spent much of my career in news working for The Associated Press and Chicago Tribune. Over the past decade, I have focused on exploring the world as a writer and independent travel photographer. Highlights include tracking and photographing wild animals in Kenya, documenting monarch butterflies hibernates on a mountain in Mexico and spending a night in a tent in the Sahara desert.

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