What is the most unusual sporting event

Knowledge test: strange sports

Everyone knows football. But swamp football? And pancake races or snail spitting? When did the first ironing - yes, right, the first ironing - of Kilimanjaro take place? Test your knowledge of curious sports

The answers to the questions can be found below.

Question 1 of 15
What you don't do with snails: Where do you suppose the record for "periwinkle spitting" is?

a) at 3.40 meters

b) at 8.40 meters

c) at 10.40 meters

Question 2 of 15
How fast will the "rolling cheese" chase after the crazy athletes?

a) Up to 80 km / h

b) Up to 100 km / h

c) Up to 180 km / h

Question 3 of 15
Which World Cup is there actually?

a) The World Cup in women's wear

b) Breaking the WM in the washing-up brush

c) The WM in computer assembling

Question 4 of 15
There is another curious world championship in Finland. Do you know which one

a) The World Cup

b) The air cushion world championship

c) The Air Guitar World Championship

Question 5 of 15
And on what crap did the idea of ​​"swamp football" grow?

a) In Finnish, of course

b) This is an idea of ​​the football-mad Brazilians

c) Marsh football was invented by the real football nation: In Germany

Question 6 of 15
Extreme ironing ...

a) Whoever ironed the longest wins - without a break

b) is carried out, for example, on the bottom of a lake

c) does the mountain of laundry with three irons at the same time

Question 7 of 15
The first ironing of Kilimanjaro took place at what height?

a) 1,895 meters

b) 4,985 meters

c) 5,895 meters

Question 8 of 15
And what is the world record in the sub-discipline underwater ironing?

a) 2.50 meters

b) 100 meters

c) 1000 meters

Question 9 of 15
Do you know where the tree trunk throwing comes from?

a) Probably also from Finland

b) From Scotland

c) From Germany

Question 10 of 15
Sports stacking, also called cup stacking, sport stacking or speed stacking ...

a) is a cardiovascular workout

b) is a skill training

c) comes from ancient times

Question 11 of 15
What do you imagine by Buzkashi?

a) A special variant of rugby played in New Zealand.

b) An Afghan national sport.

c) A South American national sport that goes back to the Mayas.

Question 12 of 15
Which of these underwater sports are there?

a) Underwater ice hockey

b) underwater basketball

c) Underwater long jump

Question 13 of 15
Dragon fights are popular in ...

a) Austria, Hungary and Bulgaria

b) India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Japan

c) Finland

Question 14 of 15
The pancake race from England ...

a) Has existed since the middle of the 15th century

b) Ushering in Lent

c) Both statements are correct

Question 15 of 15
Where is the world record for juggling seven balls?

a) At 4 minutes

b) At 10 minutes

c) At 40 minutes

Attention resolution!

Here are the answers to the review:

Question 1 of 15
What you don't do with snails: Where do you suppose the record for "periwinkle spitting" is?

a) at 3.40 meters ❌

b) at 8.40 meters ❌

c) at 10.40 meters ✔️

This curious sport is practiced in France. In the summer of 2006, Alain Jourden defended the current record in periwinkle long spitting: he spat a French periwinkle 10.41 meters on a beach near Roscoff on the north-western coast of France. The unusual sport, in which the facial muscles are particularly important, is becoming increasingly popular: around 180 athletes from many different countries come together regularly to compete in the snails' wide spitting. Fortunately, the little animals survive the long flight and are then released back into the wild.

Question 2 of 15
How fast will the "rolling cheese" chase after the crazy athletes?

a) Up to 80 km / h ❌

b) Up to 100 km / h ✔️

c) Up to 180 km / h ❌

"Cheese rolling" is the name of the bizarre sporting event in Gloucester, Great Britain: every year in May a 3.2 kilogram cheese is thrown down Coppers Hill. Crazy men and women chase after the rolling cheese, which can reach speeds of up to 100 km / h. Whoever reaches the foot of the steep mountain first can keep the rolling cheese. Sure: sprains and broken bones are part of this sport.

Question 3 of 15
Which World Cup is there actually?

a) The World Cup in women's wear ✔️

b) Breaking the World Cup in the dishwasher ❌

c) The World Cup in Computer Assembling ❌

They're crazy, the Finns: In June 2009, fifty couples from 14 different countries met in the Finnish town of Sonkajärvi to host a strange world championship: the world championship in women's wearing. This competition was held for the 13th time and the winner is who can drag his wife to the finish line the fastest along a set route. And this route has it all: the woman has to be carried through meter-deep water, over sand and grass. It doesn't matter how - piggyback, over the shoulder or upside down like a backpack. By the way: The curious sport has its origins in Finnish history. At the beginning of the 19th century, a robber captain ordered his men to carry pigs - as a practice for planned raids on villages, during which women were also carried away.

Question 4 of 15
There is another curious world championship in Finland. Do you know which ones

a) The balloon world championship ❌

b) The Air Cushion World Cup ❌

c) The Air Guitar World Championships ✔️

Indeed: In August 2009 the 19th World Air Guitar Championship took place in Oulu, Finland. Air guitar masters traveled from all over the world to prove their airy skills to the jury with contortions, facial distortions and rehearsed rocking movements. The fingers should also skilfully imitate real guitar playing - each participant can decide for himself which song he wants to put on his stage show with the imaginary electric guitar.

Question 5 of 15
And on what crap did the idea of ​​"swamp football" grow?

a) Of course on the Finnish ✔️

b) This is an idea of ​​the football-crazy Brazilians ❌

c) Marsh football was invented by the real football nation: In Germany ❌

If you don't run, you sink: some of the swamp footballers are stuck up to their knees in the mud and still use all their strength to get the round into the square. Not the Brazilians, not the Germans, invented the curious sport of swamp football, but - the Finns. Marsh soccer players from all over the world meet every year on the summer solstice, when the sun doesn't set on the Arctic Circle and turns night into day, in the Finnish city of Hyrynsalmi to host the "World Swamp Socc Championships". This sport, which is one of the toughest of all, has been official since 1998: Before that, only skiers and Finnish defense soldiers played marsh football to train their stamina. 256 teams have already registered for the 2010 World Cup in Hyrynsalmi.

Question 6 of 15
Extreme ironing ...

a) Whoever irones the longest wins - without a break ❌

b) is carried out, for example, on the bottom of a lake ✔️

c) does the mountain of laundry with three irons at the same time ❌

Extreme ironing is about setting up your ironing board in extreme places: in a raging mountain stream, roped to a climbing wall or in the branches of a tree. The Briton Phillip Shaw invented this unusual sport in the 1990s - tired of doing housework at home after a day at work, he quickly packed his ironing board and iron to iron his clothes outdoors during a mountain hike. This led to the development of "Extreme Ironing" - ironing under difficult climatic, geographical and physical conditions.

Question 7 of 15
The first ironing of Kilimanjaro took place at what height?

a) 1,895 meters ❌

b) 4,985 meters ❌

c) 5,895 meters ✔️

In 2003, a South African set a world record in extreme ironing: The first ironing of Kilimanjaro took place at an altitude of almost 5900 meters on the summit of Kilimanjaro. The record in the "Rocky Style" discipline - ironing in the mountains - has since been broken again: Iron Man Carrick currently holds the world record in extreme ironing: He flattened his clothes on Aconcagua, America's highest mountain in the Andes at 6,962 meters.

Question 8 of 15
And what is the world record in the sub-discipline underwater ironing?

a) 2.50 meters ❌

b) 100 meters ✔️

c) 1000 meters ❌

Louise Trewavas holds the world record for ironing underwater. She ironed her laundry underwater: she set up her ironing board 100 meters below the water surface and started doing the dishes. Also very remarkable: The Briton Matthew Hearne ran the London Marathon in April 2004 in a time of just over four hours - and ironed a mountain of laundry on the side.

Question 9 of 15
Do you know where the tree trunk throwing comes from?

a) Probably also from Finland ❌

b) From Scotland ✔️

c) From Germany ❌

The tree trunk throwing is one of the "Highland Games" and is a Scottish - or rather a Celtic tradition that has been held in Scotland to this day. Perhaps the Scottish forest workers invented this sport and carried it on. Rules of the game: The participants - strong men - throw a small beech log as far as possible. When shedding, the trunk is held vertically upwards and then pushed forward.

Question 10 of 15
Sports stacking, also called cup stacking, sport stacking or speed stacking ...

a) is a cardiovascular training ❌

b) is a skill training ✔️

c) comes from antiquity ❌