More Unusual Sports

There are so many weird and unusual sports played around the world that I cannot keep up with them. In addition to the hundreds of unusual sports I have already featured, there is information about many more coming in. Below are some of the suggestions that have been made, and others that I have come across but do not yet have time to make an individual page about them. Do you know of an unusual sport that you think should be featured on these pages? If so, use the comment section below.

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  1. Trobriand Cricket - a version of cricket played on the Trobriand Islands
  2. Walking Rugby - a version of rugby for the less athletic population
  3. Onbashira - Japanese log rolling held every 6 years in Nagano, Japan
  4. Knife Ladder Climbing Competition - a tradition of the Miao minority of China. They do it as a celebration, not punishment!
  5. Underwater Bike Race
  6. Potato Racing - seems like there are a few different variations of this sport?
  7. Shovel Racing - participants sit on a metal shovel and race down a snowy mountainside. The sport began in the 1970s when ski-lift operators used shovels to quickly make it to the bottom of the slopes. Now there are snow shovel world championships held every February in New Mexico.
  8. Tapati Rapa Nui Festival on Easter Island includes ancient Polynesian sports such as sliding down a hill on a banana leaf, rowing across a lake on a reed raft, and racing around the lake carrying a bunch of bananas.
  9. Jelly Wrestling (entertainment, not sport)
  10. Giant Pumpkin Kayaking
  11. Tram Bowling
  12. Wok racing - developed by the German TV host Stefan Raab: Modified woks are used to make timed runs down an Olympic bobsled track.
  13. Pelota purépecha - Mexican folk sport, hockey with flaming ball?
  14. Deer Calling - like the German deer calling championship, which determines who can best imitate the mating call of a stag.
  15. Aunt Sally - players throw sticks or battens at a model of an old woman's head.
  16. Baby Jumping Festival - in Spanish Village Castillo de Murcia.
  17. Rat Olympics (Xtreme Rat Challenge) - an annual sporting rat challenge at Nebraska Wesleyan University.
  18. Egg and spoon race
  19. Pumpkin Chucking (punkin chunkin)
  20. Human Chess
  21. Dog Surfing
  22. Pea Shooting


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