Top 10 Most Popular Unusual Sports (by views)

Here is the top 10 unusual sports from this site based on page views. There are plenty more - browse the over 100 unusual sport or events, or see My Top 10 unusual sports list.

  1. Bed Racing — for some reason, first race in 1965 was only open to Army, Navy and American Marines, but now the competition is open to anyone with a bed.
  2. World Gurning Contest — A competition where the ugliest face wins, which would be an easy competition for some, though it is not something that I would be proud of winning.
  3. Dwarf Throwing — this sport seems to be banned now, for some reason.
  4. Extreme Ironing — who said ironing was easy? These extreme sports people take it to the limit, ironing in far out places.
  5. Pooh Sticks — A not so sticky event invented by the book character Winnie the Pooh, which involves racing sticks thrown over a bridge into the river.
  6. Zorbing — rolling down a hill inside a giant inflatable ball is sport for some, torture for others.
  7. Worm Charming — bring as many worms to the surface as you can
  8. Cheese Rolling — get yourself and the cheese to the bottom of a hill.
  9. Toe Wrestling — battle of the big toes.
  10. Apple Race — race your apples, where else but on the apple isle of Tasmania.
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  1. Unusual Sports Index Page
  2. Complete List of Unusual Sports
  3. My Top 10 List
  4. Animal Races
  5. Unusual Sports Names
  6. List by nation
  7. Throwing Comps
  8. Olympic Type Events


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