4 of the Most Unusual Hobbies

If you’re looking to try out something a little different for 2020, there are many unusual hobbies you could consider getting involved with as a way of challenging yourself in the coming year. Not only will it make a great past time at the weekends, but could also make a valuable addition to your resume, as a way of standing out against your competitors in the job search.


Regardless of whether you’re experienced in taking on weird and wonderful hobbies or are looking to venture out of your comfort zone to try something different this year, here is a list of some unusual hobbies you may never have thought about:

Tree Shaping
If you’re someone who loves being up, close and personal with nature, tree shaping may be an option to think about. This practice has been around for hundreds of years and is the art of forming structures from trees with techniques such as carving, bending, weaving, framing and braiding. If you consider yourself a bit of a creative individual, you could even go as far as constructing your own furniture from tree trunks – although it may take you some time to get the hang of it as an amateur.

 Formula 1 Betting

While betting is well-known in the world of boxing and team sports, the popularity of formula 1 betting 2019 is certainly growing. Unlike other sports, the unpredictable nature of Formula 1 gives viewers a real adrenaline rush, (without having to do anything physically extreme) as even the slightest error or pit stop could change the whole dynamics of the race. Betting allows you to get more involved in the action of the race by analyzing the driver’s ability, alongside the performance of the car to work out who will win.

Wingsuit Flying

Now, we all wish we had the power to fly, but now you can get a rough idea of what it would be like by wingsuit flying. Do be aware that this sport isn’t for the faint-hearted, as it’s reported to be the cause of 1 death for every 500 jumps.

Back in the 1930s, the wingsuit was designed from a blend of wing bone and canvas, but luckily, they’re much more safe and functional these days. On average, you’ll fly approximately 7.5km of distance and perhaps even further on particularly windy days.

Unless you’re experienced in skydiving, you won’t be able to get your hands on a wingsuit. The U.S government has a law in place, requiring that the individual should have carried out a minimum of 200 jumps beforehand. It’ll also cost you approximately $500 to hire a wingsuit.

Extreme Ironing
If you have too much housework to make time for hobbies, why not combine the two? Extreme ironing has now become a sport in its own right, which involves taking your ironing board to the most bizarre locations.

This extreme sport began back in 1997 by Phil Shaw, who was forced to choose between finishing his ironing and going rock climbing with friends; so, he cleverly merged the two together.

Over the past 15 years or so, the sport has significantly grown in popularity and extreme sports enthusiasts have been photographed ironing their clothing in the most peculiar locations; including on kayaks, cliff edges and even highways!

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