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  • Ninh explains, the Top 10 Weirdest Sports in the World

  • So youve probably heard of tennis, basketball or Football (which soccer to you Americans)

  • but youve probably not come across any of these sports, each one weirder than

  • the last. And no, I’m not yanking your chain, these sports are real.

  • 1. Sepak Takraw Probably the least weird sport on the list,

  • Sepak Takraw is sometimes referred to as kick volleyball. It’s essentially volleyball

  • but youre only allowed to use your feet and head to hit the ball on your opponents

  • floor It’s very popular in Southeast Asia and

  • there’s a ton of unbelievable plays in this game.

  • And by the wayif you want to find out more about it, I actually made a video about

  • Sepak Tawkraw right here!

  • 2. Shin Kicking Oh yeahthat’s a sport believe it or

  • not. If youre from the south of England, youve probably seen this before, but the

  • idea of the game is to kick your opponent in the shin repeatedly to try and get them

  • onto the ground. Before the game starts, you have to stuff your trousers full of straw,

  • wear a lab coat for some reason, and then proceed to grapple your opponent and kick

  • the crap out of him. I’m not sure what the referee does, but he’s this guy here who’s

  • holding a big stick … (and also in a lab coat)

  • 3. Caber Tossing Whilst the English are kicking each other

  • in the shins, the Scottish are throwing around bits of tree. Caber tossing is one of the

  • original Scottish Highland Games and believe it or not, the object of the sport is NOT

  • to throw the log the furthest. These logs (or cabers) are 19ft 6 inches long

  • and weigh 175lbs and the idea is to toss the caber onto its end and for it to land in the

  • 12 o’clock position. This is rarely done perfectly and judges are on hand to make a

  • decision if there is a close tie. Caber tossing is a true test of strength and explosive

  • power unlikewellunlike that.

  • 4. Quidditch Unless youve been under a rock for the

  • last 20 years, youve probably heard of Harry Potter and the fictional sport that

  • they play known as Quidditch. Unfortunately, some bright spark decided that

  • they would actually play the game and introduce it to all the American colleges and Universities.

  • So now every Saturday youll see grown men and women run around a field with a broom

  • between their legs. I’m not joking. And no folks, I really won’t be making a video

  • about the Rules of Quidditch anytime soon.

  • 5. Wife Carrying Our friends in Finland are responsible for

  • this one. Yes, as youve probably guessed by the titleyou have to carry your wife

  • over an obstacle course in the fastest possible time. The only real requirements is that the

  • wife must weigh at least 49kg and that the course is exactly 253.5m long. The winner

  • usually wins his wife’s weight in beer, so guys pick up your wife. Pick up somebody

  • else’s wife, I don’t carethere’s beer to be won!

  • 6. Chess Boxing It’s exactly as it sounds. Chessthe

  • board game, mixed with boxingthe combat sport.

  • Players alternate a round of boxing with a round of speed chess. The idea is to punch

  • your opponent to death, so that he can’t think straight at the chess board. Or to confuse

  • him with Chess tactics so that theyre not concentrating on boxing. You win this sport

  • either by knockout, or by checkmatewhichever comes first.

  • 7. Dog Surfing Normal surfing is passe, it’s old hat. I

  • know, why don’t we put dogs on surfboards instead?! Yes, over in California, theyve

  • decided that it’s a good idea to stick their pets on surfboards and make them suffer Poseidon’s

  • wrath. The winner is whichever dog is adjudged to

  • ride the longest wave with the most degree of certainty. Although most of these dogs

  • don’t seem very certain at all ...

  • 8. Unicycle Football American Football is hard enoughbut there

  • are some people who think that it’s just too easy. So those are the ones that decide

  • to play football on unicycles. It’s pretty much the same game as American Football, you

  • can tackle, pass or cycle with the ball. And the scoring is the pretty much same. But I

  • can imagine the injuries from clashing unicycles being horrendous.

  • Football not your thing? How about unicycle hockey, or unicycle polo? Basically any team

  • sport you can think ofon a unicycle.

  • 9. Blind Soccer You’d think that playing soccer requires

  • you to be able to see the ball. But obviously nobody told these guys.

  • Players are either naturally blind or blindfolded and a bell is inserted into the soccer ball.

  • They obviously can’t see the ball, so they have to listen for the bell inside the soccer

  • ball and players have to constantly communicate so that they don’t run into each other.

  • Yeah, that’s dead easy, right?

  • 10. Cardboard Tube Duelling I’m seriously not making this up. Cardboard

  • Tube Duelling is as the name implies. It’s fighting with cardboard tubes. Players must

  • hit each other and break their opponents cardboard tube, without breaking their own. If time

  • expires, a referee will measure both tubes and the tube that has bent the least wins

  • the duel. There’s no stabbing or lunging, no hitting in the face and cardboard armour

  • and shields are optional. There’s even a pro league dedicated to cardboard tube combatants

  • … … okay?!

  • Honourable mention goes to the Indonesian sport of Fireball.

  • It’s pretty much regular football, except that you set the ball ON FIRE before you start

  • playing! Sounds like great fun?! Got any other obscure or weird sports to share

  • with the world? Like the video, follow me on Twitter, share

  • this video and subscribe :) And comment below so that we can all laugh

  • in unison at some of the sheer crazy that’s out there in the world.

  • Especially that!

  • Ninh Ly, www.ninh.co.uk, @NinhLyUK

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