The sport involves two horses and horse riders, racing towards each other with long lances. Sounds very safe! Along with swords and heavy armor, we think that the dangerous sport of jousting should stay in the middle ages where it belongs. Luckily, these days, jousting usually only appears at medieval-themed events and not in a mainstream sporting arena.
However, there are many jousting enthusiasts out there who wish to keep the sport alive and kicking. Horse-pun intended.
This sport is a slam dunk! It's a mix of basketball and displays of acrobatic tricks. Players bounce off of trampolines placed by basketball nets. The aim is to slam dunk a ball in the opposing team's net by using the trampolines to gain height and power.
It's the perfect arena for athletes to show off their basketball skills along with their gymnastic agility.
Who knew surfing could get any cooler! Just pop a dog on your surfboard and off you go.
You can compete with your four-legged friend on your board with you. Alternatively, (even cuter) your dog can surf solo! Dog-surfing competitions have gained popularity over the past few years. What can't our canine companions do?
Kissing competitions take place across the globe. Most notably in Italy and China, couples/competitors have been to known lock lips for hours at a time to see who can keep kissing for the longest period of time. It's no easy feat considering a person uses up to 34 facial muscles during a smooch session. It's a workout!
Let's just hope breath mints are mandatory before the start of every competition.
While ostriches may lack the ability to fly, their powerful legs make them the fastest two-legged animal on the planet. It's no wonder then that they've been used to race.
Ostrich riders can reach speeds of up to 60mph on the backs of these flightless feathered creatures.