25 Unusual Sports From Around the World


There is a competitive sport called joggling that combines jogging and juggling.


Ferret-legging is a sport where people try to keep live ferrets in their pants for as long as possible.


South Africa has an extreme sport called spinning, which involves doing crazy stunts like climbing out the window of your tricked out car while it well spins.

14Er Enish

‘Er Enish’ is a traditional sport in Kyrgyzstan that essentially is wrestling but with both athletes on horseback.


Competitions exist where contestants make the ugliest face they can, and the sport is called gurning.

16Siesta competition

In 2010, Spain held a siesta competition. It lasted 20 minutes and contestants were awarded points on the quality of their sleep, their positions, their snores and even for their pajamas.

17Henley-on-Todd Regatta

The Henley-on-Todd Regatta, held in Alice Springs, Australia, is the only 'boat' race to take place on dry land.


There is a sport called 'kiiking', popular in Estonia, where people try to swing on swings all the way, a full 360 degrees.

19Extreme Ironing

There is a sport called Extreme Ironing, in which people take ironing boards to remote locations and iron items of clothing.

20Miss Landmine

In Cambodia and Angola, they held a competition titled "Miss Landmine", aimed at finding the most attractive woman maimed by an explosive.


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