Cooper’s Hill Cheese Rolling and Wake
Once a year, people living in the Cotswolds region of England hold a racing event that involves rolling a Double Gloucester cheese from the top of Cooper’s Hill and a crowd of people racing down to see who will catch the cheese first. This competition’s fame has spread, and foreign competitors and spectators are joining in on the fun.
Have you ever imagined what a combination of baseball, soccer, and hockey would look like? If you’re not sure, then this sport fits the bill. They play wearing soccer clothes and shoes, a helmet, and fight over a baseball with wooden hockey stick-like objects. The goal of the game is to hit the ball as fast and as high as possible until it reaches the enemy goal.
In Finland, there is an obstacle course game where men have to carry their wives on their shoulders, with the head at the back and the feet at front, while running on a 250-meter track with two hurdle jumps and a shallow pool.
The national sport of Afghanistan, it involves competitors riding a horse with the objective of getting a dead goat from other players and having it land on a circular goal line. It could be taken as a game of polo without the sticks and balls, but as fierce as American football with all the violence of kicking, bashing, and sometimes even shooting.
Eton Wall Game
In England, this game has exclusively been played for over 300 years now at Eton College. It may look like rugby or football to some, but it’s a totally different game, involving a wall being the main field. Players of both teams must pile up in order to fight over the ball. You will only be able to score if you are near enough on one end of the wall and you could kick the ball to anything that resembles a goal, such as a door or a tree. The Eton Wall Game is not as simple as it sounds. The last score was made back in 1909.