25 Unconventional (and Bizarre) Sports & Games
In the never ending world of sports, people get very creative with how they compete and play games. Some take a traditional activity and put a clever spin on it, while others invent an entirely new sport. However unique or fun they may be, this list features odd sports which are definitely unconventional and in some cases straight up bizarre.
2. CYCLE BALL
Cycling and soccer combined. Get the ball to the goal without using your hands, unless you’re playing goalie.
3. WIFE CARRYING
So she doesn’t actually have to be your wife. Just get her to the finish line first… and don’t fall!
4. OUTHOUSE RACING
Nothing better than a team of your best friends, a dressed up toilet and some human powered street racing, right?
7. CHEESE ROLLING
A 9 lb round of cheese is rolled down a hill, and competitors run after it. To the victor go the spoils; first person to the bottom takes home the cheese.
Juggling while running. Like rubbing your belly and patting your head at the same time. Easy, right?
10. PIG WRESTLING
11. SHIN KICKING
What better way to get some exercise than by kicking the hell out of each other’s bony legs. The winner is determined by most points scored, or by an opponent falling to the ground.
(Mostly) the same rules as volleyball apply. Just take out the part about using your hands and get your feet involved instead.
13. BELLY FLOPPING
Just like the kiddies at the public pools or popular swimming spots. Championship competitions and everything. Who knew?
14. UNICYCLE HOCKEY
As if unicycles or hockey weren’t hard enough by themselves. Wonder what the checking rules are?
Strap on a pair of giant swimming fins and see how far down under the surface you go. Sounds fun, right?
Snowmobiles. Racing. On Water. How did this idea come about?
17. NUDE SPORTS
No picture needed for this one. Go ahead and use your imagination… You get the idea.
18. DOG SLEDDING
Dog sledding has been around for hundreds of years as a means of survival. Now, people engage in competitions, including the world famous Iditarod Sled Race.
19. WHEELBARROW RACING
No, not human wheelbarrows. Actual wheelbarrow racing…
20. ICE SWIMMING
Yeap. There’s even an International Ice Swimming Association. Wonder if this will ever become part of the Winter Olympic events.
21. SUMO WRESTLING
Ingrained in Japanese culture, but rather obscure to the rest of the world.
22. EXTREME IRONING
Where is the most extreme place you can iron? Underwater? On top of a mountain? You name it, it’s been done.
Check out our List of 41 Extreme Sports
24. SPEED STACKING
How fast can you stack cups? Seriously, HOW FAST CAN YOU STACK CUPS? Amazing how popular the game of speed stacking has become.