Oddly Enough Blog

Just do one, and you’re the champ!

February 12, 2008

Regular readers know this blog is all over unusual sports of the world, such as cyclist hunting and farmers golf.

That big red “S” stands for Smith?

January 28, 2008

tough-guy-2-140.jpgThis is some kind of living nightmare. In England, they have this Tough Guy race, sort of a masochists’ marathon, where people run through fire, swim in mud, hang from cargo nets, and I don’t know, probably even get eviscerated and eat Brussels sprouts.

“It’s a hook! It’s a rook!”

November 5, 2007

chess-2-140.jpgSome readers will think I’m making this up. There was just a championship competition in chess boxing, a sport with alternating rounds of boxing, chess, boxing, chess, like that.  See, I warned you.

Watch out for that rex, Becks!

August 22, 2007

Remember when you were a kid, arguing about who would win in a fight between Wonder Woman and Batman, and stuff like that? Well, hold on to your hat, because scientists have just revealed that the Tyrannosaurus rex could outrun today’s athletes. I’m not making this up.

What are you doing in a dive like this?

August 16, 2007

The screams and epic splashes coming from Toronto Wednesday were the result of the National Cannonball Championships. For those who can’t remember their childhoods, that was the name given to swimming pool dives designed to make the biggest possible splash, and to cause a bit of pain as well.

Hot summer knights, a visor advisory…

August 14, 2007

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Blog Guy, recently you told about some people who go jousting for sport, but their concept was disappointing.

No food? What kind of toilet IS this?

August 6, 2007

Lovers of good food know you can find some of your best meals at little hole-in-the-wall places. But hole-in-the-FLOOR places, I don’t know.

Finally, a sport that lets you wear a tie!

July 23, 2007

joust300.jpgFriends, I urge you not to watch this video clip. When I saw a story about the popularity of jousting, I asked for some video of it, picturing in my mind Men of Iron charging one another with lances on snorting steeds, the losers crumpled in shiny piles of metal on the ground.

That’s enough of a head start… Fire!

July 10, 2007

This blog is proud to bring you, for the first time ever, photos of the Belgian sport of cyclist hunting. A match consists of two teams – the “pedalers,” with their festive regalia and jaunty helmets, and the “huge cannon-shooters,” with, well, their massive field pieces and really heavy cannonballs. That’s the team you want to be on if you have a choice.

But you said to choose a nice flour for the bride…

June 4, 2007

It was one of those challenges that modern women with full lives sometimes have to face, and Pam did it beautifully.