[New] (Fox Tossing Octopus Wrestling and Other Forgotten Sports) BY Edward Brooke–Hitching

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Fox Tossing Octopus Wrestling and Other Forgotten Sports

review Fox Tossing Octopus Wrestling and Other Forgotten Sports Fox Tossing Octopus Wrestling and Other Forgotten Sports review Í 9 Edward Brooke-Hitching ↠ 9 summary For those who enjoyed the uirkiness of Schott's Miscellany the erudition of The Etymologicon or the extremes of The Dangerous Book for Boys this is the perfect read From Spile Troshing to Mumble a Sparrow 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 Aft. Fox Tossing is a brief survey of monumentally brutal and dumb things we have entertained ourselves with over the past couple thousand years A fair warning humans are truly dick weasels when it comes to animal cruelty until the last hundred years or so A fair number of the games are empathy clenching blood sports But it makes us a little less sorry for the people who played other games like Man Baiting and People Throwing which are coined as freuently lethal to participantsThere are a number of less savage games described like Dwile Flonking A pastime which only reuires people to hit each other with beer soaked rags and dance to accordion music Or other games that necessitated a participant having an amply lubed eel or an iron derriere Thankfully no game reuires both It s the sort of book that makes you want to ride in a Monowheel or avoid people asking you for a round of Hot CocklesThe author Mr Brooke Hitching has a sharp sense of humor It makes me secretly suspect his name is actually a game that involves tossing a person across a small body of water by the seat of their pants But only after tossing in a flaming well lubricated eelExcerpt from my blog review of same

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review Fox Tossing Octopus Wrestling and Other Forgotten Sports Fox Tossing Octopus Wrestling and Other Forgotten Sports review Í 9 Edward Brooke-Hitching ↠ 9 summary Er all who would ever think to bring back Fox Tossing a popular sport for men and women in 18th 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 Sky Sport. So many weird sports Desolation Angels The Big Empty #3 popular sport for men and women in 18th century Germany As the name suggests it would involve dozens of couples Under Fire In The Middle East pairing up and standing 20 25 feet apart in an enclosed field each holding one end of a net and then they would LMNO Pea uel pull hard at both ends as the fox ran Saint Charbel past sending it flying high into the air There are many other sports revealed within these World Religions A Sourcebook for Students of Christian Theology pages that are unlikely ever to make an appearance on Sky Sport. So many weird sports

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review Fox Tossing Octopus Wrestling and Other Forgotten Sports Fox Tossing Octopus Wrestling and Other Forgotten Sports review Í 9 Edward Brooke-Hitching ↠ 9 summary S 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 rea. Edward Brooke Hitching s trawl through the archives of forgotten and abandoned sports entertainments and pastimes is mostly great fun One of those list based micro histories that are so rewarding to dip in and out of it s crammed with stories facts and insights that make it addictive enough to read chapter after chapter ofFrom the sheer wilfully aggressive brutality of Viking sports like throwing bones at each other s heads and trying to drown each other to the bizarrely artful late twentieth century craze of Ski ballet via mob football and the genuinely idiotic automobile polo of the early 1900s Brooke Hitching s survey is humorous and informative It s a great read and something I ll continually refer back toBut it s not without its problems Some chapters feel cut frustratingly short Whether this is due to stringent editing or a paucity of sources I d have happily added another hundred pages or so to explore some of these ridiculous things in greater detailThe other major issue from the viewpoint of a big soft animal lover like me is that the book at times falls into a depressing chronicle of the sheer savagery human beings have shown and still do in using animals for entertainment Bear baiting cat burning and head butting and duck baiting along with the wildlife massacres of the Romans and poking finches eyes out with red hot needles to make them sing sweetly are just a few of the animal horrors related along the wayHighly recommended overall though


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    [New] (Fox Tossing Octopus Wrestling and Other Forgotten Sports) BY Edward Brooke–Hitching The moral of today's story is that people used to do terrible things to animals in the name of sport Interspersed with fascinating tidbits about dueling with rubber bullets and auto polo Fox Tossing Octopus Wrestling and

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    review Fox Tossing Octopus Wrestling and Other Forgotten Sports Edward Brooke-Hitching ↠ 9 summary download Õ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Edward Brooke-Hitching Some dude just entranced our dog motor paragliding over our garden Of course I've gotta read this Those who can do Those that can't read

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    review Fox Tossing Octopus Wrestling and Other Forgotten Sports [New] (Fox Tossing Octopus Wrestling and Other Forgotten Sports) BY Edward Brooke–Hitching Fox Tossing is a brief survey of monumentally brutal and dumb things we have entertained ourselves with over the past couple thousand years A fair warning humans are truly dick weasels when it comes to animal cruelty until the last hundred years or so A fair number of the games are empathy clenching blood sports

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    [New] (Fox Tossing Octopus Wrestling and Other Forgotten Sports) BY Edward Brooke–Hitching A charming dippable trawl through some of the sports and games that time forgot the author writes well and has uncovered some wonderfully weird trivia that delights as much as it surprises It's an alphabetical list so the book does g

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    download Õ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Edward Brooke-Hitching Edward Brooke-Hitching ↠ 9 summary [New] (Fox Tossing Octopus Wrestling and Other Forgotten Sports) BY Edward Brooke–Hitching So many weird sports

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    Edward Brooke-Hitching ↠ 9 summary download Õ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Edward Brooke-Hitching [New] (Fox Tossing Octopus Wrestling and Other Forgotten Sports) BY Edward Brooke–Hitching I expected there to be 8 12 sports each given a chapter but instead the book covers ninety This leads to some interesting di

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    [New] (Fox Tossing Octopus Wrestling and Other Forgotten Sports) BY Edward Brooke–Hitching Edward Brooke-Hitching ↠ 9 summary A fascinating collection about sports that have been practiced by humans across the ages Some of it is funny some of it is gruesome and others yet just leave you scratching your head This is definitely not for those who are faint at heart or do not want to read about animal cruelty as unfortunately many sports used to involve the maltreatment of animals It is interesting to read about all these sporting activit

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    review Fox Tossing Octopus Wrestling and Other Forgotten Sports download Õ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Edward Brooke-Hitching Edward Brooke-Hitching ↠ 9 summary Alot of weird and seldom heard of sports some very strange However it was well researched

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    [New] (Fox Tossing Octopus Wrestling and Other Forgotten Sports) BY Edward Brooke–Hitching review Fox Tossing Octopus Wrestling and Other Forgotten Sports Edward Brooke Hitching's trawl through the archives of forgotten and abandoned sports entertainments and pastimes is mostly great fun One of those list based micro histories that are so rewarding to dip in and out of it's crammed with stories facts and insights that make it addictive enough to read chapter after

  10. says: [New] (Fox Tossing Octopus Wrestling and Other Forgotten Sports) BY Edward Brooke–Hitching

    [New] (Fox Tossing Octopus Wrestling and Other Forgotten Sports) BY Edward Brooke–Hitching Edward Brooke-Hitching ↠ 9 summary download Õ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Edward Brooke-Hitching I just adored this journey through the out and out bonkers past times that used to keep our ancestors from getting bored At times I had tears of laughter from even just phrases like Dwile Flonking and admittedly I did keep turning to the author's picture because for a funny guy with an interest in eccentric history he's al

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  • ebook
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  • Fox Tossing Octopus Wrestling and Other Forgotten Sports
  • Edward Brooke-Hitching
  • en
  • 03 February 2020
  • 9781471149009