Human beings and sports have a history ever since mankind got their consciousness.
Not only does sports keeps us fit and fine, but it is also a great activity to increase the teamwork and the empathy we have towards each other. Before having the sports that we have today, there were sports that have become extinct.
Some of these sports were fun but some of them were totally bizarre and crazy to play. They were either too cruel or created a lot of mess whenever people played them. In this post we are going to share some of the games that have become extinct overtime.
How about some great turtle vs. turtle action? Two turtles racing head to head to obtain the first position, sounds exciting?
Almost 100 years ago, the turtles that were used in these races used to be huge. Sometimes the children of these turtles used to ride these turtles just like a jockey does on a horse. People used to watch the race impatiently shouting and supporting the turtle they were rooting for.
Some time back, the idea of animal welfare was taken as a joke across the human society. Animals were treated in the most inhumane possible way so that a bunch of people could have fun watching them.
Imagine Tug of War but instead of a rope, an Eel fish is being used. Not only that but these Eels used to be soaped up to make the game more “fun”.
This game was still played after being outlawed and once a Police officer tried to stop the game, which resulted in the Eel Riot of 1886.
The goal of this game is to carry the headless body of a goat to the goal of the other team. Players used to be on horsebacks Even though this game was the national game of Afghanistan, it was still played for many years afterwards.
I am sure you might have thumb wrestled with a lot of friends of yours. It is/was one of the most played games in our childhood.
Now imagine the same game being played but with toes instead of your thumbs. That is what Toe Wrestling is!
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As if paying bills for one extra person for the rest of your life wasn’t enough. Nah! We are just kidding! 😉
Wife carrying is indeed a real game played mostly in Finland. In this game you have to carry your wife on your backs in an obstacle course and of course, the one who reaches the finish line first wins!