10 Weird Sports From Around The World
Weird Sport #8. Combining Brains And Brawn
If you’re looking for a sport that combines using your strength as well as intelligence, then chess boxing is for you. The sport is a combination of boxing and chess with the different games alternating after each round. A match between two individuals lasts up to eleven rounds, starting with a four minute chess round and followed by two minutes of boxing.
The sport is governed by the World Chess Boxing Organization whose motto is:
“Fighting is done in the ring and wars are waged on the board”
Source: World Chess Boxing Organization
Weird Sport #9. Finding Out Who's Faster: You Or Cheese
Cheese rolling is probably one of the simplest sports out there. From the top of hill, a round of Double Gloucester cheese is rolled and competitors chase after it. The first individual across the finish line at the bottom of the hill wins (the cheese of course).
Competitors aim to catch the rolling cheese but this rarely happens as it has a one second head start and can reach speeds up to 112 km/hr. In 1997, the cheese took a wrong turn down the hill and accidentally injured a spectator.
Source: Cheese Rolling
Weird Sport #10. Putting Testosterone To Good Use
Facial hair can certainly make a man more masculine, but a competition? The World Beard And Moustache Championships is a biennial competition where men show off their extraordinary beards and moustaches. Categories include Dali moustache, goatee and full beard freestyle.
If only the competitors played in rock bands.
Which one do you think is the weirdest sport? Are there any other weird sports you know of?
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