When we think of sports, it is most likely that the image of soccer, baseball or even basketball is projected into our minds. However, in our world there are not only those sports, because in the wide range of countries that make up the continents, some stand out with well-known foolish sports, bordering on the bizarre. And no, we are not just referring to sports such as mountain climbing, snowboarding, or cricket. But literally the most curious and crazy sports, which will probably surprise you for many who are classified as sports. Today our objective will be precisely that, to know which are the strangest sports in the world.

Get comfortable and prepare to receive a couple of surprises and why not, laughs. By discovering which are the strangest sports in the world, and to which countries such practices belong. As well as a brief explanation of what the sport consists of.

List of the strangest sports in the world.

Below is a list of some of the strangest sports in the world, it is worth mentioning that the following list does not go from less strange to more strange. They are only listed without taking into account which is the most curious of sports.

The Wife Race.

We agree that playing sports in the company of your family is a very healthy practice, not only in physical terms, but also to strengthen the ties that keep you together. And what better than doing sports with your partner? Well, our Finnish friends have come up with a peculiar way of doing sports with their wives, it is the wives’ race.

Already with the name you can get an idea of ​​what this sport is about, basically you have to complete a series of obstacle courses carrying your wife. What? Well, she depends on you, whether you carry her on a horse, like a sack of potatoes, on the men, as you want. The important thing is that you manage to complete the race without your wife falling. And of course do it in the shortest possible time.

The prize given to the winners in the wife race is your wife’s weight in beer. Incredible but true, this is undoubtedly one of the strangest sports in the world.

Cup stacking.

Do you remember when as a child after a birthday or party you grabbed all the glasses of soda and built pyramids with them? Well, imagine that same game, but now taken to a more professional field. Where your time of construction and deconstruction will be timed, and the faster you do it you can receive an incredible prize for it. Well, that, readers, is the “Stacking” sport born in California back in the 80s and which is still valid to date. Even with a world league.

Although it may seem silly, it is proven that this sport considerably improves hand-eye coordination, as well as the reaction time of its practitioners. Rising approximately 30% compared to that of an ordinary person. I don’t know about you, but the next time you’re closing a party, I wouldn’t throw away those glasses… You don’t know if you can be the next Messi of Stacking.

The buzkashi.

If a list of the strangest sports in the world is going to be made, the buzkashi has to be present yes or yes. Well, otherwise this article would be incomplete… If you wonder what this sport consists of, then prepare yourself. This can leave you with your ass in the air.

This is a sport practiced in Afghanistan and some Central Asian countries (don’t worry, it doesn’t involve gunpowder). Two teams of riders are formed and placed in a field approximately two kilometers long. The objective that these riders will have is to take the boz from one end of the track or chancha to the other. In case you are wondering what the boz is, it is basically the body of a goat without limbs or a head. Sport by nature is very violent, basically because there are no rules (or very few), and it usually ends in real bloodbaths.

It is undoubtedly one of the most barbaric sports that exist, but somehow it is entertaining for those cultures that practice it.