Posts tagged obscure
Part 13 in our one part series on obscure sport. This time remote control pulling. I’m assuming there’s a maxi size for this “sport” as well. I’m not sure exactly where the “sport” part comes in, but it’s an interesting examination of how popular sports can become where they only involve moving from a sitting to a crouching position.
Woke up this morning, and saw this on Reddit:
Then I found this:
Then I found these, which are just a quick nod to our one part series on obscure sports:
Part 12 of our one part series on obscure sports – precision walking.
Precision walking is pretty big in Japan (probably one of the more sane Japanese pastimes), apparently. Dudes in close formation, makes pretty compelling viewing ..
However, I prefer the New Zealand, 80′s version of the sport, called … (very literally) marching. Chicks in short skirts FTW:
The ninth part in our one part series on obscures sports. This sport is an orthopedic surgeon’s wet dream – requires a complete misunderstanding of the forces of gravity.
The eighth part of our one part series on obscure sports. Unfortunately, this sport is not suited to the socially inept, as a key piece of equipment is a wife. I actually don’t know if it has to be your own wife. If not, you could go for a store bought wife if you don’t have your own. I believe that the prize is your wife’s weight in beer – so the heavier the wife the drunker you will end up, which seems like a marriage made in heaven.
Part seven of our one part series on obscure sports. Do you enjoy golf, but don’t have time to fit an 18 hole round on a busy golf course? Well, this is the sport for you. Speed golf measures not only the number of shots played, but the time taken to do it. So your time gets added to the number of shots you play, which leads to a difficult balancing act between accuracy and speed.
The sixth part of our one part series on obscure sports. Mark Twain once described it as a good walk spoiled. Disc golf continues this tradition by taking lovely scenery and filling it with rather unattractive “holes” and raising the blood pressure of its participants.
Another installment in our one part series on obscure sports. If you live in an apartment building, with a nice flat roof which is at least 40′ x 20′, you may want to give platform tennis a try. This sport’s got an association and a wikipedia page – legit.