Top 10 Most Absurd Sports of All Time
December 24, 2020 By Sourav
Sports, like any other thing, has evolved through the times. With the increase in the number of inventions of new sports, absurdity in the rules has also caught up. In the following list, we are going to take a look at the silliest and illogical games and sports. While people still are continuing to master the sports, the rules really don’t make sense in most cases of these games. Not only rules but some of these games are as irrational as they come. Here are the Top 10 Most Absurd Sports of All Time.
Most Absurd Sports of All Time
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10. Chess boxing
Number 10 of this list of top 10 most absurd sports of all time is bagged by none other than chess boxing. Now, you must be relieved that this is not such a difficult or stupid game. This game just tests your mental as well as your physical abilities to fight an opponent. But let us just warn you, this is just the beginning of the list. Chess players are considered to be calm and strong-minded.
Playing chess helps people in making better decisions and doing better things. When you combine a safe game with a violent one, mayhem happens. The switch in between the calm and ferocious mentality within seconds is very challenging to overcome.
At number 9 of the top 10 most absurd sports of all time, we are looking at Pato. This Argentinian game was afflicted by violence in its early years and was played with a duck. This game is a combination sport of basketball and polo.
Well, by the looks of it it has gotten safer, but the rules of this game are still absurd. The players stay in deep danger of then being ripped from their saddle. There are some more dangerous sports like this one on this list as well.
8. Goanna Pulling
Speaking of the top 10 most absurd sports of all time, at number 8 we have Goanna Pulling. Two people are tied together with a headband kind of a chain and in order to win, they must pull. This game is very much alike to the tug of war but instead of hands and rope, it is just head and headband – chain.
The one to give up the grip first obviously loses. Goanna pulling is really famous and popular around Australia. People can't just play normal tug of war, because this game sounds like a lot of pain in the head and the neck.
7. The summer redneck games
The 7th position in the top 10 most absurd sports of all time is bagged by Redneck Games. While we are talking about the absurdity in sports, how can the USA lag behind? The country comes first in everything and might as well come first in absurdity as well.
This one right here is a gift pack of the absurd games with a ribbon on top. The Summer Redneck Games are a variation of Olympics but with games like toilet seat throwing, the cigarette flip, and dumpster diving. Sounds very athletic, doesn’t it?
6. Jai Alai
This game lands at number 6 in this list of the top 10 most absurd sports of all time. Jai Alai is just like playing racquetball. Have you played racquetball ever? Now, just imagine that the ball is coming at you at a speed of 188 miles per hour. There you go, this is when you know that you are way past racquetball and have entered the Jai Alai zone.
The speed at which this game is played is almost double as fast as one has driven a car. And due to that, many often dubbed this game as one of the most dangerous games of all time. The really silly thing about this game is that there is nothing new about it, apart from the notched up adrenaline rush and the speed.
5. Yagli Gures
At number 5 in this list of top 10 most absurd sports of all time, we are looking at Yagli Gures. This sport is famous around Turkey and the Balkans. All this game requires the players to do is get almost naked and wrestle. No, not normal wrestling…. that is boring. The players have to be drenched in olive oil and then wrestle with each other.
The oil serves as an advantage as well as a disadvantage for both the players. It is a kind of poetic justice if you say so. This game has been going on since 1357 and it has the record for being the longest official running sports to date.
Number 4th position of the top 10 most absurd sports of all time is bagged by Hurling. This game is part hockey, part lacrosse, and part soccer. Combination games have always been a pain. As if soccer, lacrosse, and hockey were not good enough as individual sports. The game might sound straight but there is a whole lot coming your way, hold on.
The real deal with this game is that zero paddings are worn while playing hurling. Also, helmets were not mandatory until the year 2010. This is still okay, right? Well, think about that when you are hitting a ball going at 100 mph (without any padding or helmet).
In the 3rd position of the top 10 most absurd sports of all time, we have Eukonkanto. This one is a funny game and is famous around Finland as well as Estonia. First of all, let us tell you that this is a couple’s game. It might sound like it is a vacation fun time game but, nope … it is a competitive sport and winners get their rewards in terms of beer. How much fun can this game get?
The only way to win is that the husband has to carry the wife on his back and cross obstacles. Easy peasy …right? Taisto Miettinen and Kristiina Happened have won this race for the past five years. Looks like some people are dedicated enough to be consistent.
The second most absurd game to be on this list of the top 10 most absurd sports of all time is Buzkashi. This game is popular around Afghanistan as well as parts of central Asia. This game, not only is absurd but is also very gory and gruesome. The rule of this game is simple, players have to play polo …but instead of sports gears, the playing material is a headless corpse of a dead goat.
The pathetic thing about this game is that it can go on for a couple of days or even a week at a stretch. At this point, players even try to kill each other in order to survive and win.
1. Extreme Ironing
Drumrolls for the number most absurd game to date, please. Yes, the game is played exactly the way it is spelled. At number 1 in the top 10 most absurd sports of all time, we have this amazingly illogical game. Besides, it is also one of the most extreme sports in the world. The premise of the game is to reach extreme heights and depths and iron.
If this was not funny enough, let us put it out there that players have been creating world records for this. From ironing under the sea bed to ironing at the top of the hill, extreme ironing has seen everything. It is still unknown, how this insane game became popular but one thing is for sure and that is this sport is nowhere near logical.
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