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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 ...

Unusual sports popularize in other countries

Unusual sports popularize in other countries

Amanda Marmurek

October 19, 2016

Everyone has heard of the basic sports: football, soccer, basketball and baseball. There are other sports–such as ping-pong or ultimate frisbee–that, while not as popular, are still well-known. But what about the really weird sports? There are hundreds of sports out there that the average person...