Sport in North America is often limited to the "Big 4" of hockey, basketball, baseball and football. That said, races and madness run with a competitive understanding that there will be a winner. Then there are the other obscure competitions. Some include a goat's heads over a goal line, the carrying of a wife you stole and some fairly strange amount of nonsense. Our curiosity lies in how well you can fare on this quiz. We will introduce to some of the most competitive craziness the world over, and we doubt you will do as well as friends. Some of these unique sports make sense. You would be amazed at how many people chase a wheel of cheese down a hill. And how many are willing to humiliate themselves in victory after scaling a mountain in order to iron a shirt.
Jake didn’t think he’d become a writer when he was growing up in southern Saskatchewan, Canada, but fate had another idea. After barely squeaking through grade 9 English, by the luck of the draw Jake found himself with the most inspiring literature instructor his small town had ever known, and grade 10 English changed his life! Suddenly, evenings once spent at the hockey rink were spent curled up on the couch with the best of Hemingway, Dickens, and John Grisham. A valedictorian address and English degree at the University of Regina later, Jake is proud to call Heywise his favorite place to pen informative quizzes about all his passion projects. If you’re reading a post and pick up a hint of classic English literature, you’re probably reading something by Jake - especially if you come away feeling like a slightly better person for it.
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