The Strangest Sports Ever Conceived

Sports help us forget about our problems. Instead of getting all bent out of shape about unpaid bills, we choose to watch former UFC Champion Ronda Rousey actually bend somebody out of shape.

Most of us sports fans lean towards the more established leagues: basketball, baseball, hockey, football… but there’s more to the world of competition than the so-called “Big four.” Many of them are a lot more creative, too.

Don’t believe me? The following list includes such hidden-sports-gems as Worm Charming, Wife Carrying, and… you know what? If you want to read more you’re just going to have to keep on scrolling!

Extreme Ironing

If you’ve ever wanted to take your ironing game to the next level, then Extreme Ironing is for you.

Yes, Extreme Ironing is for real. The sport was invented by a British man named Phil Shaw in 1997 and even gained enough traction to necessitate the 2002 World Extreme Ironing Championship.

So, how do you play? Well, first you’ll need an ironing board, a shirt, and of course, an iron. Next, you’ll need to find an interesting (preferably extreme) place to do the household deed. The goal here is to pick the most unique and/or dangerous location. Over the years, adventure seeking busy bodies have crossed Mount Rushmore off of their honey-do list, and even ironed whilst parachuting.