Botaoshi, Or Japanese Pole Pull-Down, Might Just Be Craziest Sport Ever Invented (VIDEO)

WATCH: Craziest Sport Ever Invented

Welcome to the strange, yet amazing, Japanese "sport" of Botaoshi.

The game is probably best described as Capture the Flag meets "Braveheart", and the rules are apparently quite simple. From FanHouse UK:

Apparently the objective is for a team to defend their pole for two (some say three) minutes. If the pole tips 30 degrees or more for three seconds the defending team loses.

Reading descriptions and rules certainly doesn't do the game justice, however. Watch the must-see video below to see why Botaoshi might just be the craziest game you'll witness all year.

Click HERE to read more about Botaoshi.


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