10 Weirdest Sports And Games You’ve Ever Heard Of

For thousands of years human beings have invented several sports and games to amuse themselves. Many among them are now played on international level. Today the importance of sports and games are being increasingly recognised from both the educational and social points of view throughout the world. And believe it or not there are a bunch of outright weird things that too have today earned international reputation for being major sports or games.

Here is a list of sports and games that looks like what people do when they don’t have any work. What they all have in common is – extreme level of weirdness.

10 Weirdest Sports And Games You’ve Ever Heard Of

10. Kite Tubing

Weirdest Sports And Games
Kite Tubing

Tubing involves riding on top of an inner tube and in kite tubing the individual is first towed across water and on reaching high speed, the inner tube becomes a kite and they take flight. But the ability to maintain flight depends on a number of factors. Kite Tubing is both weird and dangerous. In 2006 alone, two people reportedly died and thirty nine got injured.

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9. Curling

Weirdest Sports And Games
Curling

The sport of Curling is played by sliding polished and heavy granite stones called rocks on a sheet of ice towards a certain targeted area by using a curling broom. There are two teams with four players and each is given eight granite stones that are send off into the targeted area called the house. Curling has its origin in medieval Scotland. Sometimes also called “the roaring game”, it’s governed by the World Curling Federation (WCF) in Scotland. The first world championship took place in Scotland in the year 1959.

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8. Caber Toss

Weirdest Sports And Games
Caber Toss

Caber Toss is a traditional Scottish sport where the competitors have to toss a long pole made of Larch tree called a “caber”. The pole is typically 19 feet 6 inches long and weighs around 175 pounds. The players are aptly referred to as “tossers” or “throwers” who have to toss the pole in an accurate “12 o’clock” position. The distance of the tossed pole is of no significance. Interestingly, Caber which really means a wooden beam is said to have it origin from when men had to toss logs across narrow chasms in order to cross them.

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