Three Legged Skipping Races - Japanese School Sports Day

It's the time of year when schools around the land are holding their annual sports days. Around the country parents are encouraging their children as they compete in a dull selection of games deemed not-too-competitive and unlikely to result in an injury swiftly followed by a law-suit. So it's Egg& Spoon with fake eggs (no Salmonella!), sack race and skipping. It's certainly not the far too dangerous Wheelbarrow Racing or Three Legged Races. It's the time you wish you lived in Japan, where they play Three Legged Hopping Races!

Blow Up Doll White Water Rafting

If you are a man and have ever wanted to take up a new sport that is dangerous, involves water and improves your chances of meeting women then you would probably head for the beach and try your hand at surfing... but if you live in Russia there is an alternative, Blow Up Doll White Water Rafting.
This marvellous sport doesn't really need a description as the name says it all. Buy a blow up doll, find a fast moving river, and then alongside a group of like minded men jump into the water with your doll and race to the finishing line. The video shows this marvellous event in its full glory. What isn't clear though is if there are some positions which are better than others
Strange Games is indebted to reader Andrew Mortimer for highlighting this sport