WEB DESK: For some people the commonly played sports wasn’t good enough. So they ended up inventing these 11 weird sports which, unsurprisingly, only added to the fun quotient of the games.
1. Mobile phone throwing championship
They do like to get rid of this demon called ‘mobile phone’ in style. So much so that they started the sport of mobile phone throwing in 2004, this has now become a major even in Finland. 2. Extreme ironing
This sport is also considered to be a performance art, as people do the ironing while mountain climbing, skiing, or being engaged in one of the adventure sports. According to the Extreme Ironing Bureau, this sport “combines the thrills of an extreme outdoor activity with the satisfaction of a well-pressed shirt.”
3. Wife carrying
Another Finnish invention, in this sport, men carry a woman while taking part in a race. And guess the prize for this one? The female member’s weight in beer.
4. Mud Olympics in Germany
Started and held in Germany, this game includes common sports like football, sled racing, volleyball, played on a field full of black mud.
5. Muggle quidditch
Keeping all the original rules of quidditch unchanged, except for flying, this game is played around the world today. There is even a governing body for this sport called International Quidditch Association.
6. Worm charming championship
The international sport of worm charming titled the World Worm Charming Championships, has been taking place since 1980. A competitive sport that involves people charming the hell out of earthworms, enough to make the tiny beasts crawl out of their holes and right into your hand.
7. Zorbing competition
Zorbing, also known as orbing, is a sport where you enter a massive plastic bubble and run.
Invented in Spain, this team sport is the lovechild of a trampoline and volleyball. Played on an inflatable court, this game has international fame and demand.
9. Toe wrestling
According to the English, you invent a sport and declare a native champion. And that is exactly why 4 inebriated English men invented the sport of toe wrestling, which is quite similar to arm wrestling, but done with your feet.
10. Bed racing
The English to invent sports, this is not as much fun for the team members who are dragging or pushing the wheeled bed but hey, anything for the prize.