Fox Tossing: And Other Forgotten and Dangerous Sports, Pastimes, and Games

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In the spirit of Schott's Miscellany and The Dangerous Book for Boys, a quirky collection of history's most bizarre sports and stories of humanity's most bold and ridiculous leisure pursuits-- from baby boxing, to octopus fumbling, and ice tennis.Have you ever

wondered what individuals did for enjoyable throughout history? Edward Brooke-Hitching started to question the exact same thing while flipping through an eighteenth-century German book on searching, and found a bygone sport where German nobles launched foxes into the air. This random discovery of a game that slipped through the mainstream historic cracks led him to question: the number of other sports have been neglected of modern history accounts? Now, Brooke-Hitching shares his hilarious trip to find the curious entertainments contrived by humanity that have actually long given that gone extinct (for excellent factor).

Compiling more than 100 of the most puzzling, cruel, and ludicrous video games that have actually ever been played, consisting of Aerial Golf, Hidden Hunting, Ski Ballet, Eel Pulling, and much more, Brooke-Hitching narrates an amusing romp through forgotten leisurely activities that history desired you to forget-- and that you absolutely shouldn't attempt in the house.

An illuminating gift book filled with acerbic humor and captivating illustrations, Fox Tossing makes certain to be delighted in by many-- and will let you take solace in knowing that at least your grandpa had not been the genius who created "Tortoise Racing," or any of the other video games too silly, or too damaging to withstand the test of time.

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