Sports have been around since humanity figured out how to stand on two feet. They've helped us challenge and entertain ourselves. But some of them haven't been as popular as baseball, football or soccer ... and for very good reasons!
Up until the 18th century, the people of England would throw a series of weighted sticks at a rooster who was tied to a post and had very little movement to shy away from the oncoming target. Spectators would place bets which made it really popular. However, if the rooster was dazed but not killed, the player had a chance to try and grab it before it fully recovered and take it home with him.
Despite the fact that some people continue to practice this sport, a hundred years ago, people actually used loggerhead turtles and placed them in water to race. They even had their offspring riding on their backs as a crowd of spectators shouted and screamed. This sport originated in the Bahamas and is a far cry from the turtle races we see when we take our kids to a fair.