“Sepak” stands for kick and “Takraw” means woven ball in the Thai language of Malaysia. This is basically what this game is about: a volleyball game with three players on each side using high-kicks and lots of jumping.
The sport of ‘Sepak Takraw’ has grown so much that it now holds competitions with teams from over a hundred different countries.
This sport was first chronicled in the popular Harry Potter book series, and in 2005, a bunch of students at Middlebury College in Vermont invented the real-life or "Muggle" version, which combines elements of rugby, hockey, and a dash of dodgeball.
The game has become popular all across the states with fans calling the game "muggle quidditch."
Horse vs. Man Marathon
Like many of history's more interesting races, this marathon initially began as a way to settle an argument back in the late 70s when Welsh locals wondered who would in a race — a man or a horse...
Ever since its inception, an annual 22-mile (35.4 km) marathon has been held in this Welsh Town, with both horses and men competing. Only on two occasions had men as victors, but usually, horses win the race.
Think of Octo-push as a sport that combines swimming and hockey, basically, it's just underwater hockey. Most of the equipment is a little different, though. For instance, a puck weighs three pounds, making it more manageable to push underwater.
Despite being around for many years, this sport still hasn't gained major popularity.
Also known as far-leaping, this Dutch sport is like pole vaulting, but instead of being vaulted across a stable surface in an arena, competitors hurl themselves over a random river.
What's truly remarkable about this sport is the extreme distances they jump; with some vaulters reaching up to 70 feet!