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Tired of your favorite football team not winning? Here are some weird, odd and unusual sports from around the world: (By Lisa Mason)

Chess Boxing: This interesting sport is a combination of chess and boxing. It pits brawn and brain, and there are different games alternating after each round. A match can last up to 11 rounds, starts with 4 minutes of a chess round, and is followed by 2 minutes of boxing. Can you outwit your opponent after taking a beating? The World Chess Boxing Organization has a motto: “Fighting is done in the ring and wars are waged on the board.”

Kickball: This is an American sport and not so unusual to many of us in the United States, but what is weird is that it is no longer a child’s playground sport. Adults are getting back into thekickball action with sanctioned teams in many states. Some teams even take kickball to a new level by wearing costumes and other unusual garb while playing.

Korfball: This is a Dutch version of basketball played in the Netherlands and throughout Europe, Australia, Asia and New Zealand. Korfball is also one of the few mixed-gender ball games.

Cheese Rolling: Some might consider it more of an activity than a sport, but cheese rolling is something the citizens of Gloucestershire enjoy every spring in England. The event involves rolling a wheel of cheese down a big hill and chasing after it. The winner of the race gets to keep his or her cheese. Cooper Hill is so steep, cheese wheels have been known to reach 70 mph or more and have actually injured racers before.

Camel Racing: Camel racing is a common sport in (READ the rest of this post at: http://wp.me/pDwMd-1QB)


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