The Japanese sport of Bo-taoshi is “capture-the-flag” for badasses

This joins our list of “the craziest sports you’ve never heard of.”

Bo-taoshi “pole toppling,” is a capture-the-flag-like game, played on sports days at schools in Japan.

Each team is split into two groups of 75 attackers and 75 defenders. A team is victorious if it is able to lower the pole of the opposing team to a thirty-degree angle, before the other team reaches this goal.

I think you’ll agree this is pretty gnarly, could you imagine this shit going down in an American high school!? No chance.