25 Most Obscure Sports In The World

We’ve all heard of chess, and we’ve all heard of boxing, but have you heard of…chess boxing? How about ferret legging? Or Camel Wrestling? It’s a strange world, and the ways in which we entertain ourselves reflect that. As Yogi Berra once said, “You can observe a lot just by watching.” So go ahead, observe some of these 25 Most Obscure Sports In The World.

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A mix of soccer, gymnastics, and volleyball, this insanely fun game was invented in Spain and has since made its mark around the world. Played on a huge inflatable trampoline, you can hit the ball with any part of your body as long as it clears the net by the 6th touch.


Camel Wrestling


If you’ve gotten this far in the list, you’ve probably realized that humans love to wrestle. We do it with our thumbs, we do it with our toes, heck we even do it with our camels. Although camels are not really known for their wrestling prowess, try putting a female nearby. Its all about motivation.


Wife Carrying


According to the Wife Carrying Competition Rules Committee, the wife to be carried “may be your own, the neighbor’s, or you may have found her further afield; she must, however, be over 17 years of age.” So, you don’t even need a wife to compete. Some other poor soul’s wife will do just hfine.




It’s kind of like tag mixed with dodgeball mixed with a toy helicopter, and it’s sweeping the nation by storm. Well, its actually been confined to college campuses mostly, but still, it’s a valiant attempt on behalf of muggle-kind to step beyond their limitations and do something more with their broomsticks than just sweep the floor.


Shin Kicking


All you need for this game is 4 shins and a high tolerance for pain. Popularized by immigrants coming to the United States from the UK (where else?), it has found a niche in pop-culture and become a staple of legendary manliness.

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