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Combat Juggling Is Your New Favorite Sport, Now That You Know It Exists

The premise of combat juggling is pretty simple: juggle three items, and try to get your opponent to drop his three


There are a lot of weird sports out there—wife carrying, oil wrestling, octopus wrestling, extreme ironing. The premise of this one—combat juggling—is pretty simple: juggle three items, and try to get your opponent to drop his three. The results are surprisingly entertaining, and yes, quite athletic. Grantland made a whole little video about it:

From a dude with a tattoo of the very first artistic depiction of juggling, to some pretty intense combats, this is more than you ever though you needed to know about a sport you had no idea existed. Perhaps this is all combat juggling needs to catapult to dodgeball-level fame. 

About Rose Eveleth
Rose Eveleth

Rose Eveleth is a writer for Smart News and a producer/designer/ science writer/ animator based in Brooklyn. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Scientific American, Story Collider, TED-Ed and OnEarth.

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