Fierljeppen.Ever heard of it? Its Dutch pole vaulting sometimes referred to as canal jumping in which the participant uses a pole between 8-13m long and launches them self over a body of water and tries to cover the most distance they can. There is an actual professional sport based around it.
It was thought to originate with farmers in the Netherlands as a way to travel from land plot to land plot over the many water ways there.
This video shows a new world record being set for it back in 2006.
I had no idea this sport even existed until yesterday. You? Nothing beats Dwarf Dart Throwing though.