We live in a strange world with strange ways. As you might have already noticed, this trend filtered into sport too. There are hundreds (if not thousands) of different sport disciplines practiced all over the world. Some of them will just leave you questioning the sanity of those who invented them. Ranging from ridiculous and confusing to downright creepy and dumb, some sports just make no sense at all. To learn more about some of the dumbest sports ever invented, check out this post with 25 Dumbest Sports Ever Created.
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Invented in Wales in 1976, Bog Snorkeling is a sporting event that consists of competitors completing two consecutive lengths of a water-filled trench cut through a peat bog in the shortest time possible. Competitors must wear snorkels and flippers and complete the course without using conventional swimming strokes, relying on flipper power alone.
Crab Racing is a serious sport in some Caribbean and Pacific island countries. The crabs collected for the event (usually Hermit crabs) are labeled with race numbers and spectators can bet on the winner. Actually, there is even the National Crab Racing Association that was established in 1979.
Held annually at Cooper’s Hill near Gloucester, England, Cheese Rolling is one of the oldest and most bizarre customs to have survived in the UK. This sporting event has been going on for hundreds of years; some say it has its roots in pre-Roman times. Now a world-famous event, the contest is also notorious for how many people get seriously injured in it.
A crazy hybrid of two completely different sports, Chess Boxing is exactly what it sounds like – a combination of chess and boxing. This unusual sport was brought to life in 2003 by Dutch artist Iepe Rubingh, who was inspired by a graphic sci-fi novel from 1992.
One of the worst and most painful sports ever created, Shin Kicking is another bizarre sport that originated in the UK. Simply put, competitors hold on to each other – and then kick each other’s shins until one of them falls over. And yes – it is just as painful as it sounds.
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