Having a hobby is one of the things that is supposed to help you relax and have some fun after working or studying. With thousands of different hobbies, there is something for everybody. Some hobbies get you to make connections with people, learn new skills, or even travel the world, while others might just serve as stress-relievers.
We are pretty sure you have already tried some of the most common hobbies such as reading, listening to music, gardening, gaming, or exercising. But have you ever thought about trying some more – so to speak – adventurous hobbies? You might be surprised to see how many adrenaline activities have been invented to entertain those who find common hobbies boring.
Some of them cannot be called anything but downright dangerous, pushing people to the limits of what their bodies (and minds) can withstand. If the idea of increasing your adrenaline level sounds good to you, you should definitely check out today’s list with 25 Most Dangerous Hobbies You Might Want To Try.
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Gathering mushrooms in the wild might not look like a dangerous hobby, but there are two good reasons why it can actually be a very dangerous pastime. There have been many cases of unsuspecting mushroom pickers being attacked by wild animals (such as bear, boar, or wolf), and there is always a good chance that you mistake an edible mushroom for poisonous one. Just in Europe alone, about 10,000 people die of mushroom poisoning every year.
DIY projects are among the most popular hobbies ever, but at the same time, they also rank among the most dangerous. The problem is that men, in general, are not as dexterous and skillful as they used to be, but they still have access to all kinds of tools and machinery. Superficial wounds are the most common injuries suffered when working on DIY projects, but more serious injuries such as cutting off fingers and getting shocked by electricity also occur quite often.
Investing in stocks
Not all of the most dangerous hobbies have to pose a physical threat to the person. Investing in stocks is a good example of a hobby in which you cannot get physically hurt, but it still might ruin your life. Once you become a stock trader, one really bad decision can make you lose all your money, which is likely to be much worse than a broken leg or a bruise.
There are millions of poker players all over the world and for most of them, this gambling card game is just a way to have some fun and possibly make some extra money. However, there is also an alarming number of those who become too obsessed with the game, eventually losing all their money. These days, when poker can be played online, the risk of becoming addicted to playing is even greater than it was earlier.
Sports betting is also an extremely popular hobby, but similar to investing in stocks and poker, it has also ruined many people’s lives by turning them completely penniless. Today, you can bet on practically any sporting event. Sports betting is also highly addictive, making losers bet more and more in hopes of winning their lost money back.