8 Unconventional Hobbies and Sports ...

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There are many common hobbies and sport that we know of such as camping, rock climbing, collecting toys, playing soccer or basketball, making jewelry, scrapbooking, singing, and dancing.

When we hear people say that they do these things, we won’t be surprised because a lot of people also have those hobbies.

But there are also people who participate or engage in not-so-common hobbies and sports.

What would your reaction be to these unconventional recreational activities?

1. Taxidermy

Taxidermy is not as morbid as it sounds.

Actual animal skin is only sometimes used to recreate a lifelike 3D representation of an animal.2

Usually it’s antlers together with a man-made framework that is more commonly utilized.

There are also times when the representation is completely man-made.3

Taxidermists are skilled in different crafts such as carpentry, woodworking, tanning, molding, casting, sculpting, painting, and drawing.

2. Urban Exploring

Urban exploring is the examination of the unseen, off-limits, and abandoned places of modern civilization.2

Usually, urban explorers go to hospitals, schools, drains, military bases, crypts, tunnels, factories, homes and castles.

This is an exciting and sometimes dangerous hobby.

Urban explorers face the dangers of spiders, snakes, wild animals, poisoned plants, asbestos, rotting floorboards and ceilings, cave ins, homeless people, and the police.

3. Quidditch

I think I already wrote about this in my Harry Potter post but I thought it should be mentioned again.

Yes, there is such a thing as Muggle Quidditch.

In the 2010 International Quidditch Association World Cup, there were 146 teams and over 700 players from two participating countries.

Players still play with brooms and the rules and equipments are basically the same with the Wizarding World’s Quidditch except for modifications to suit play on ground.

4. Letterboxing

Letterboxing is an outdoor hobby that is similar to geocaching, in the sense that there are the elements of the hide and the seek.

The basic idea of letterboxing is a placer plants a letterbox in a certain location and people try to find the box with the help of clues.

These clues are either posted somewhere on the internet, passed by word of mouth, or even hidden in other letterboxes.

When you find a box you log your find in yours and the placer’s logbook.

While there is a whole community of letterboxers out there, this hobby has managed to escape mainstream attention.

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