People can find competition in almost anything, including art. The goofier the sport, the more it makes some people nostalgic for long-gone gym classes.
Below, we present just ten of the many odd competitions that have popped up around the world. Some are deeply ingrained in their respective societies, and some have gone from tongue-in-cheek to serious stuff. They all look fun and slightly dangerous, which is really what sports are about.
* Feature photo: Ed Yourdon