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15 Of The Strangest Sports Around The World You've Never Seen

By Nitin Bhatnagar, 26 June 2018

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It is said that sports help build the character of a person which makes it necessary for all of us to play and take part in some sporting activity. Without a doubt, we get to know about limited number of sports only which are played in our country or in neighboring nations. There are many other sports that are getting a lot of attention nowadays for being strange and unique yet very entertaining.

Here we have brought 15 strangest sports ever played on the Earth. Some of them are becoming popular and there is an increase in their fan base.

1Sepak takraw

This sport is a mix of volleyball and football and it is gaining popularity in Southeast Asia. The players use their legs, head, knees and chest to hit the ball and send it to the other court. Softwood is used to make the ball and as per the International Sepaktakraw Federation, nearly 100 teams from all over the world take part in the competitions organized by them.

Sepak takraw

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2Bo-taoshi

In this game, two teams fight with each other for gaining the control of a pole. While the defenders will try to keep the pole straight, the attackers will make an attempt to topple it. The attackers use their teammates and players of other team as stepping stones to get on the top of the pole while the defenders try their best to stop them.

Bo-taoshi

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3Fox tossing

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This can be called one of the most inhuman sports played in the 17th and 18th century by some European aristocrats. Mostly, it was played in the parties in which long strips of canvas were laid out in the courtyard; one person stands on one side of the canvas while on the other, the second person stands. Then the foxes and small animals were released on the courtyard and as they cross the strip, they were tossed in the air by yanking the strip. Those who tossed the animal highest were the winner, animals used in this game were fox mainly but other small animals such as hares, badgers and wildcats were also used.

Fox tossing

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4Quidditch

Remember the sport which was shown in the Harry Potter series in which the players fly in the air with the help of their broomsticks? A land version has been invented by sports lovers; it is played on the hockey field and has been named as Muggle Quidditch. The game was first played in US colleges but now it is becoming more popular and spreading in other states too.

Quidditch

5Toe wrestling

This sport has been gaining popularity since 1970 and the good thing is that the participation is increasing every year in the World Toe Wrestling Championship. The players have three seconds to pin down the toe of their opponents. They play alternately with both the feet and best of three rounds are counted.

Toe wrestling

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