6. Toe Wrestling
Like all good things in this world, the UK Toe Wrestling Championship owes its humble roots to bored people in a pub. Champions like Alan “Nasty” Nash, however, have turned it into a celebrated sport with a dedicated following, all thanks to their surprisingly durable digits.
7. Ultimate Trampoline Dodgeball
There are very few ways to improve dodgeball, the unequivocal crown jewel of everyone’s middle school PE experience. But tossing a trampoline into the mix doesn’t hurt. Team DOOM from Riverside, CA took international honors when they knocked Toronto out of the mix during the annual Ultimate Dodgeball Championship.
9. Chess Boxing
A true test of brains and brawn, chess boxing pits two combatants against one another in alternating rounds of speed chess and fisticuffs. The end result is a flurry of pawns and punches, topped by noted heavyweights like Nikolay “The Chairman” Sazhin, reigning champ of the World Chess Boxing Organization.
10. Canine Freestyle Dancing
“Are you not entertained?!”
1) Something that canine freestyler Thierry Thomas no doubt shouted during his winning Gladiator-inspired routine at the Dog Dancing World Championship.
2) Something that nobody ever has to ask themselves when they’re watching a dog dance like a person.