Ten "sports" that you've probably never heard of, let alone played

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One of the games at Sunday Funday: Giant Jenga.
Every Sunday is a funday at Viewhouse Eatery Bar and Rooftop, and there's a good reason why: games like dunk tank and yard sports like corn hole and giant Jenga.

In the spirit of unusual sports and games -- that are typically only enjoyed with a drink in hand -- here is a list of ten "sports" you probably have never played. They're much more extreme than what you'll find at View House, so prepare yourself.

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10. Cheese Rolling
Swiss, Provolone, Cheddar, American, Mozzarella, Pepper Jack, it's all delicious. But it is it worth sprinting down a steep hill for? That's questionable. The seven-pound Gloucester cheese can reach speeds up to 70 miles per hour, I'm going to go out on a limb and say "no thank you." However, Colorado's own Kenny Rackers didn't feel this way when he won the competition on May 27.

9. Dunny Derby
A major crowd pleaser in Winton, Queensland, Dunny Derby involves one person sitting on the John, while a team pulls him along on a mission to defeat the other poopers. The fastest lavatory wins the grand prize of $3,000, oddly not $2,000, come one who doesn't like some good ol' potty humor?

8. Elephant Polo
This sport originated in Meghauli, Nepal where the world championships still take place. The extreme version of polo has spread to Thailand, England, and Scotland. America has yet to jump on the bandwagon -- or rather the trunk.

Continue reading for more outrageous "sports."


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