1 Wife Carrying
Originating in Sonkajarvi, Finland, Wife carrying is a contest in which male competitors race while each carrying a female teammate. The objective is for the male to carry the female through a special obstacle track in the fastest time. Several types of carry may be practised: piggyback, fireman's carry (over the shoulder), or Estonian-style (the wife hangs upside-down with her legs around the husband's shoulders, holding onto his waist). At the annual North American Wife Carrying Championship, winners get the traditional prize of the wife's weight in beer, five times her weight in cash and an entry into the World Championship in Finlan
2 Chess Boxing
Chess Boxing is a hybrid sport that combines the games of chess with the sport of boxing, alternating between chess and boxing after each round. The participants need to be skilled at both chess as well as boxing. The battle consists of 11 rounds in which competitors alternate between playing traditional chess and boxing.
Originating in Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, Zorbing is the sport of rolling down a hill inside a giant inflatable ball or an orb, usually made of transparent plastic. It is generally done on a gentle slope, but can also be done on a level surface, giving more control to the rider. The zorb ball can hold up to three people, making it a great way to compete against rival families.
Buzkashi is the national sport of Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan. This game is played on horseback, similar to polo. The players use a dead calf or goat whose head has been cut off. The players grab the dead headless calf or goat, pass it off to other players, and try to score by getting it in their goal.
5 Underwater Rugby
Invented in Köln, Germany, the game of underwater rugby is played with a water-filled ball, mask and snorkel in a swimming pool of approximately 4m depth. Two teams of 11 players aim to make a goal by getting the weighted ball in the opposing team’s basket. Each basket is at the bottom of the pool.