Weird And Wonderful Sports
While we are all are aware of popular sports, however there are some that are unknown that have a global impact.
So you don't want to stroll the golf green and enjoy all that healthy exercise. There is however, one more option, referred to as Urban golf. This is when the players pound an innocent warehouse wall with their golf ball.
Whenever you haven't got any four-legged horses, the only way to play polo is on cycles. This swiftly expanding sport has quickly developed into an international competitive calendar.
The unicycle, once only seen in circuses, or on stage, has become a global phenomenon. From acrobats and balancing acts, to mountain racing unicycle and hockey the single wheeler has become an overnight wonder.
Roller Derby participants pride themselves on their union of attitude and punk grit and indisputable athletic expertise. In 2007 the women's Flat-Track Derby Association had its first national roller derby's championship tournament.
Firstly introduced in Finland, wife carrying is a sport where male competitors race while carrying a female team mate. The aim is for the male to carry his partner, whose task is to maintain the balance, over a particular obstacle course, in the fastest time.
The carrying holds vary from fireman's carry, piggyback, to Estonian style, where the woman hangs on upside-down, with her legs around her partner's shoulders, as she clings on to his waist. Major competitions are held in Wisconsin, Finland, Monona, Sonkajarvi, and in Marquette, Michigan.
The prize in Finland is the woman's weight in beer.
As seen at the biennial World Beard And Moustache Championships, growing a beard and moustache is a serious business. Men get to display their carefully manicured exceptional beards and moustaches.
Categories include goatee, Dali moustache and full beard freestyle.
Of course you must have all the correct tools, from moustache nets, to moustache wax, combs, brushes and scissors.
Recreational Sport of Zorbing
There is an increased interest in Zorbing, though many see this simply as a recreational sport. Each participant 'walks' down a set pathway, inside a car-sized globe of plastic, reaching speeds of up to 50 kms per hour. There are medical limitations and it is not a sport for the weak hearted.
Cardboard Tube Duelling
We all know about the knights of old dueling in their coats of armour. The modern knight is very serious about his Cardboard Tube Duelling. The participants duel with cardboard tubes, dressed in cardboard box amour.
The olden day sport of Snow Polo was once popular amongst the Turkish emperors. It is played on compacted snow on a frozen lake, or flat ground.
Polo however, has not been confined solely to horseback. There are now camel polo, BMX polo, canoe polo, yak polo, elephant polo, golfcart polo and underwater polo.