Overview:Fox Tossing, Octopus Wrestling and Other Forgotten Sports - For those who enjoyed the quirkiness of Schott's Miscellany, the erudition of The Etymologicon or the extremes of The Dangerous Book for Boys, this is the ideal read. 'Perfect book for the Christmas stockings of adults and curious children' Wall Street Journal 'An entertaining new book... which looks back at the most bizarre sporting activities ever devised by mankind' Daily Mail From Flagpole Sitting to Hot Cockles, Edward Brooke-Hitching has researched through piles of dusty tomes to bring vividly back to life some of the most curious, dangerous and downright bizarre sports and pastimes that mankind has ever devised, before thinking better of it and erasing it from the memory. After all, who would ever want to bring back Fox Tossing, a popular sport for men and women in 17th-century Germany? As the name suggests, it would involve dozens of couples pairing up and standing 20-25 feet apart in an enclosed field, each holding one end of a net, and then they would pull hard at both ends as the fox ran past, sending it flying high into the air. There are many other sports revealed within these pages that are unlikely ever to make an appearance on our TV screens, such as Firework Boxing, which is just as dangerous as it sounds. Meanwhile, Ski Ballet may not have been so risky, but Suzy 'Chapstick' Chaffee's signature move - the Suzy Split (a complete forward split while balanced on the tips of her skis) - was probably not one to try at home.An intriguing, entertaining and occasionally shocking insight into the vivid imaginations of mankind across the years, Fox Tossing, Octopus Wrestling and Other Forgotten Sports is an unforgettable read.
This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603725645-9781471148996. It was written by the following authors: A. J. Desmond, Edward Brooke-Hitching. Book Fox Tossing, Octopus Wrestling and Other Forgotten Sports, which can be read online, published by the company: Simon & Schuster Ltd, Adventure Books of Seattle. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Fantasy, Sports Books, Fiction, Science Fiction, Horror. The book was published on 2016-06-02 00:00:00. It has 272 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight 194 g. File for download Fox Tossing, Octopus Wrestling and Other Forgotten Sports has PDF format and is called fox-tossing-octopus-wrestling-and-other-forgotten-sports.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.
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