Ninh explains, the Top 10 Weirdest Sports
in the World So you’ve probably heard of tennis, basketball
or Football (which soccer to you Americans) – but you’ve probably not come across
any of these sports, each one weirder than the last. And no, I’m not yanking your chain,
these sports are real. 1. Sepak Takraw
Probably the least weird sport on the list, Sepak Takraw is sometimes referred to as kick
volleyball. It’s essentially volleyball but you’re only allowed to use your feet
and head to hit the ball on your opponents floor
It’s very popular in Southeast Asia and there’s a ton of unbelievable plays in this
game. And by the way … if you want to find out
more about it, I actually made a video about Sepak Tawkraw right here! 2. Shin Kicking
Oh yeah – that’s a sport believe it or not. If you’re from the south of England,
you’ve probably seen this before, but the idea of the game is to kick your opponent
in the shin repeatedly to try and get them onto the ground. Before the game starts, you
have to stuff your trousers full of straw, wear a lab coat for some reason, and then
proceed to grapple your opponent and kick the crap out of him. I’m not sure what the
referee does, but he’s this guy here who’s holding a big stick … (and also in a lab
coat) 3. Caber Tossing
Whilst the English are kicking each other in the shins, the Scottish are throwing around
bits of tree. Caber tossing is one of the original Scottish Highland Games and believe
it or not, the object of the sport is NOT to throw the log the furthest.
These logs (or cabers) are 19ft 6 inches long and weigh 175lbs and the idea is to toss the
caber onto its end and for it to land in the 12 o’clock position. This is rarely done
perfectly and judges are on hand to make a decision if there is a close tie.
Caber tossing is a true test of strength and explosive power unlike … well … unlike that. 4. Quidditch
Unless you’ve been under a rock for the last 20 years, you’ve probably heard of
Harry Potter and the fictional sport that they play known as Quidditch.
Unfortunately, some bright spark decided that they would actually play the game and introduce
it to all the American colleges and Universities. So now every Saturday you’ll see grown men
and women run around a field with a broom between their legs. I’m not joking. And
no folks, I really won’t be making a video about the Rules of Quidditch anytime soon. 5. Wife Carrying
Our friends in Finland are responsible for this one. Yes, as you’ve probably guessed
by the title – you have to carry your wife over an obstacle course in the fastest possible
time. The only real requirements is that the wife must weigh at least 49kg and that the
course is exactly 253.5m long. The winner usually wins his wife’s weight in beer,
so guys pick up your wife. Pick up somebody else’s wife, I don’t care … there’s
beer to be won! 6. Chess Boxing
It’s exactly as it sounds. Chess – the board game, mixed with boxing – the combat
sport. Players alternate a round of boxing with a
round of speed chess. The idea is to punch your opponent to death, so that he can’t
think straight at the chess board. Or to confuse him with Chess tactics so that they’re not
concentrating on boxing. You win this sport either by knockout, or by checkmate – whichever
comes first. 7. Dog Surfing
Normal surfing is passe, it’s old hat. I know, why don’t we put dogs on surfboards
instead?! Yes, over in California, they’ve decided that it’s a good idea to stick their
pets on surfboards and make them suffer Poseidon’s wrath.
The winner is whichever dog is adjudged to ride the longest wave with the most degree
of certainty. Although most of these dogs don’t seem very certain at all … 8. Unicycle Football
American Football is hard enough – but there are some people who think that it’s just
too easy. So those are the ones that decide to play football on unicycles. It’s pretty
much the same game as American Football, you can tackle, pass or cycle with the ball. And
the scoring is the pretty much same. But I can imagine the injuries from clashing unicycles
being horrendous. Football not your thing? How about unicycle
hockey, or unicycle polo? Basically any team sport you can think of … on a unicycle. 9. Blind Soccer
You’d think that playing soccer requires you to be able to see the ball.
But obviously nobody told these guys. Players are either naturally blind or blindfolded
and a bell is inserted into the soccer ball. They obviously can’t see the ball, so they
have to listen for the bell inside the soccer ball and players have to constantly communicate
so that they don’t run into each other. Yeah, that’s dead easy, right? 10. Cardboard Tube Duelling
I’m seriously not making this up. Cardboard Tube Duelling is as the name implies. It’s
fighting with cardboard tubes. Players must hit each other and break their opponents cardboard
tube, without breaking their own. If time expires, a referee will measure both tubes
and the tube that has bent the least wins the duel. There’s no stabbing or lunging,
no hitting in the face and cardboard armour and shields are optional. There’s even a
pro league dedicated to cardboard tube combatants … … okay?! Honourable mention goes to the Indonesian
sport of Fireball. It’s pretty much regular football, except
that you set the ball ON FIRE before you start playing! Sounds like great fun?!
Got any other obscure or weird sports to share with the world?
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And comment below so that we can all laugh in unison at some of the sheer crazy that’s
out there in the world. … Especially that! Ninh Ly, www.ninh.co.uk, @NinhLyUK

The Top 10 Weirdest Sports in the World – EXPLAINED!
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100 thoughts on “The Top 10 Weirdest Sports in the World – EXPLAINED!

  • June 20, 2019 at 11:08 am
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    It’s soccer

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  • June 22, 2019 at 11:17 am
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    My cousin is a champion in sepak takraw and filliphino

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  • June 22, 2019 at 8:26 pm
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    I am from Finland lol.

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  • June 23, 2019 at 3:33 am
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    Chest boxing!

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  • June 25, 2019 at 10:51 am
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    Your pronouncing sepak takraw wrojg its called sepakk takk Raw

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  • June 27, 2019 at 4:43 pm
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    Put the straw inside your pants and kick the crap out of them

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  • June 27, 2019 at 10:43 pm
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    Opponent: I’m better than u at wife carrying

    Me : hold my wife

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  • June 28, 2019 at 7:37 am
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    “Soccer to you Americans.”
    Australia:
    Am I a joke to you?

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  • June 28, 2019 at 9:37 am
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    Theres one where you have to do a 100 meter dash without shiting yourself

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  • June 28, 2019 at 10:09 am
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    Sepak takraw is very difficult to play and and even harder to master. The sport is getting popular in Germans and once south American countries getting on it, it will be on fire.

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  • June 28, 2019 at 1:17 pm
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    These sports are weird because it's not played in your country. No hate. But it's true

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  • June 28, 2019 at 4:43 pm
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    Donkey Basketball! It's real!

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  • June 28, 2019 at 8:50 pm
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    Its alex clak chess boxing

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  • June 28, 2019 at 10:50 pm
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    Takraw is a tradisional sport in Malaysia dont judge us

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  • June 29, 2019 at 2:02 am
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    Unicycle Blind Fireball Boxing Dog Soccer While Wearing A Lab Coat And Balance On a Broom Soccer??? There is that hard

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  • June 29, 2019 at 8:10 am
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    0:05 nope

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  • July 3, 2019 at 8:02 pm
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    Caber Tossing is just like harder water bottle flipping

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  • July 7, 2019 at 7:38 am
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    Gladiators

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  • July 7, 2019 at 3:06 pm
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    I hate that Sepak Takraw is in this list. 😒

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  • July 8, 2019 at 2:03 pm
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    At Thailand (a country in south east Asia) we are so good at sepak takraw that in some olympics they do not let us play this sport😁

    Not bragging this is real

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  • July 9, 2019 at 12:17 am
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    That boxer only has 1 nipple wtf

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  • July 9, 2019 at 11:29 am
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    There’s this Filipino one where you throw your slipper at a can

    It’s called Toumbang preso

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  • July 9, 2019 at 3:36 pm
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    It’s many weird sports in Indonesia

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  • July 9, 2019 at 11:54 pm
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    5:20 who else thought that half of his body fell off?
    Ps there’s a thing called “toe reselling”

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  • July 11, 2019 at 7:50 am
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    The first one is like tennis

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  • July 12, 2019 at 3:33 pm
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    Sepak takraw is cool though

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  • July 13, 2019 at 6:03 pm
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    Yay, Chess is in the thumbnail

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  • July 16, 2019 at 12:36 pm
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    Suomi finland perkele

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  • July 16, 2019 at 4:27 pm
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    Fire football? What the… just kidding, I'm an Indonesian. 😅

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  • July 17, 2019 at 12:02 am
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    it really crazy 😵😵😵😵😵😵😵😵

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  • July 17, 2019 at 5:27 pm
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    Sepak takaw is from Thailand not indonisia

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  • July 20, 2019 at 2:27 pm
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    Sepak is made by myanmar

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  • July 21, 2019 at 9:03 am
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    Extreme ironing is another very weird sport

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  • July 22, 2019 at 2:23 pm
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    U says sepak takraw the wrong way 😂😂

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  • July 22, 2019 at 3:54 pm
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    Sepak takraw ….not krawl….but tak raw

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  • July 22, 2019 at 6:26 pm
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    Gaga ball should be one

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  • July 24, 2019 at 3:17 pm
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    Trojan Games

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  • July 25, 2019 at 4:50 pm
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    That’d be fun to kick your opponent in the shins 😂

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  • July 26, 2019 at 6:36 am
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    The shin kicking looks like the slow guys

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  • July 27, 2019 at 2:16 am
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    Chess boxing made by odd1sout?

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  • July 27, 2019 at 11:45 am
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    Is there a sport when men kick each other in the balls? Because I thought of that just now.

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  • July 27, 2019 at 3:38 pm
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    Awesome man fire football was mind blowing

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  • July 27, 2019 at 6:41 pm
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    You forgot hobby-horsing !
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JTB7m_VRzs&ab_channel=ArtemisHobbyhorses

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  • July 27, 2019 at 11:30 pm
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    2:13 Ladies and gentlemen, we got him

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  • July 28, 2019 at 2:52 pm
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    2:25 suomi perkele

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  • July 28, 2019 at 9:10 pm
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    Soccer fite me irl

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  • July 31, 2019 at 3:27 am
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    What if the dogs do not know how to swim

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  • July 31, 2019 at 7:52 pm
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    Area 51 wants to know your location

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  • August 1, 2019 at 11:18 am
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    Suomi perkele

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  • August 1, 2019 at 11:24 am
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    We filipino plah arnis and bato lata

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  • August 1, 2019 at 2:32 pm
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    I didnt know that sepak takraw wasnt famous (im pilipino)

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  • August 3, 2019 at 8:14 pm
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    i knew chess boxing

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  • August 4, 2019 at 6:34 am
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    Best weird sports are from Indonesia! Other? Nonsense

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  • August 4, 2019 at 7:02 am
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    fob sports

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  • August 4, 2019 at 7:49 pm
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    Chess Boxing was created in a comic from a franco-yougoslavian (he was born when it existed) called Enki Bilal in the Bd (bande dessinée) so comic in the UK and US "Froid Équateur" (cold equator) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Froid_Équateur

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  • August 6, 2019 at 12:01 am
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    Soccer/football pool

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  • August 6, 2019 at 8:35 am
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    Arnis

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  • August 6, 2019 at 9:18 pm
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    Eukonkanto

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  • August 7, 2019 at 7:02 pm
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    Enough YouTube for today

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  • August 10, 2019 at 1:06 am
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    Because Indonesia

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  • August 11, 2019 at 8:49 am
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    Seriously, people kicking each other wearing lab coats, racing with their wives hanging on them, running around with brooms between their legs…
    It was time for Thomas to leave, he had SeEN EveRYthInG

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  • August 12, 2019 at 4:36 am
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    shin kicking= death

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  • August 12, 2019 at 3:03 pm
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    Sugandese Parachute Jiu Jitsu:

    The goal us to get a submission or a KO in an unspecified amount of time (there's usually just one round), then grab and use the parachutes the may or may not be falling alongside the fighters.

    The referee is the floor.

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  • August 14, 2019 at 2:09 am
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    0:20 voice crack

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  • August 14, 2019 at 2:03 pm
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    0.05 is weird

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  • August 16, 2019 at 2:24 am
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    SEPAK TAKRAW IS FROM MALAYSIA AND THAILAND..NOT INDONESIA😂👍

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  • August 16, 2019 at 6:28 pm
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    U forgott Hobbyhorsing

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  • August 17, 2019 at 4:11 am
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    Hopefully with the recent YouTube Chess Boxing Match between animators TheOdd1sOut and It’s Alex Clark can give Chess Boxing a surge in popularity.

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  • August 17, 2019 at 7:07 am
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    We do dog surfing in here in Australia we actually made it up and the dogs love it!

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  • August 19, 2019 at 3:37 am
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    Chess boxing is kinda a dope idea either mentally beat your opponent to get leverage physically or vice versa

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  • August 19, 2019 at 10:44 am
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    cock fighting

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  • August 23, 2019 at 11:11 pm
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    here on brazil we have "sarrafa".
    basicaly you are in a camp with other people and you kick a ball, if the ball hit somone everyone in the camp have to kick the living shit of him

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  • August 24, 2019 at 1:55 pm
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    How is Sepak Takraw a weird sport? It's just basically another version of volleyball

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  • August 24, 2019 at 9:48 pm
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    Hurling

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  • August 25, 2019 at 12:22 am
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    Actually @Ninh ly sepak takraw wasn't a volleyball that using leg, it's more likely a normal soccer but more balancing and offenses
    So after this, be careful what you put on your list and learn the history of each sport okay 👌?

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  • August 25, 2019 at 3:56 am
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    You forgot the sport I compete in: Sport Stacking (also known as cup stacking). Yes, it's in the Junior Olympics!

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  • August 26, 2019 at 4:30 am
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    Chess is not weird…

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  • August 27, 2019 at 6:02 am
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    I heb gehoord over een sport genaamd paardrijden

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  • August 27, 2019 at 12:46 pm
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    Toe wrestling is a sport

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  • August 27, 2019 at 6:15 pm
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    0:05 class

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  • August 28, 2019 at 6:21 am
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    In filipines its just takraw

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  • August 30, 2019 at 10:59 pm
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    Why is the guy in the caber tossing wearing a skirt?

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  • August 31, 2019 at 9:53 am
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    3:05 66% vegans said that

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  • September 2, 2019 at 7:57 am
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    The US has Crackhead throwing

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  • September 3, 2019 at 11:29 am
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    The first sport is I think called 'kemari' a traditional Japanese sport

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  • September 3, 2019 at 6:04 pm
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    Damn I wanna do some wife carrying

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  • September 4, 2019 at 9:36 am
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    Sepak takraw is not weird
    Its one of the filipino/philippines traditional games and its fun to play too..!!

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  • September 6, 2019 at 12:15 pm
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    Foot volley is called sipa in flipino
    (sorry if its wrong)

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  • September 6, 2019 at 2:19 pm
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    Lol speak takraw is more of sports played by malays

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  • September 8, 2019 at 1:28 am
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    Unicycle wife carrying

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  • September 8, 2019 at 3:06 am
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    Sepak ain't weird I'm Filipino (Asian) and I'm a god at it…

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  • September 9, 2019 at 6:54 am
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    Indonesians are prety cool ay we play soccer but on FIRE

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  • September 10, 2019 at 8:12 am
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    I got lost on chessboxing.

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  • September 14, 2019 at 10:27 am
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    Bottleflip

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  • September 14, 2019 at 11:25 am
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    Sepak takraw 😁
    Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia.

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  • September 14, 2019 at 12:25 pm
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    Sepak Takraw is also in phillippines

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  • September 16, 2019 at 4:26 pm
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    People in 1980: wow I can’t image what people will do with sports in the future

    People in 2019: let’s run around with brooms between our thighs and fight with cardboard tubes

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  • September 17, 2019 at 3:14 am
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    3 out of 10 sports are fighting sports
    Chess boxing
    Shin kicking
    Cardboard fighting

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