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Odd sports around the world that actually exist

Two teams play a match of Sepak Takraw. Photo Courtesy of Francois Schnell/

Connor Zimmerlee

October 18, 2017

Wife Carrying Race Yes, it is exactly what it sounds like. It is a sport in which men compete in a race, while carrying their wife on their shoulders. The sport originated in Finland in 1992 and first came to America in 1999. The rules are rather lenient, the teammates are not required to be legally ...