Well That's Not Cool...
Let’s be honest with ourselves. When we’re young, the minute we learn how to play a board game or sport, we immediately try to find ways around the rules. It’s human nature to want to find the easiest way to achieve something (aka being lazy). Rules are set in life to attempt to keep things fair and interesting for both sides but sometimes, even the rules are a little ridiculous.
Gamers and athletes got together on Reddit to discuss some outlandish rules that are allowed in sports and video games… even if whoever you’re playing will think you’re a complete asshole if you choose to follow them.
People don’t like it when you use your elbows/forearms to keep the Jenga tower steady, but it’s fair play. Leslie Scott, the creator of Jenga, mentioning the strategy in an interview. (argumentativ)
“Even if there appears not to be a brick available, there might be,” Scott says. “If there’s a layer where the centre brick has been removed, pinch together the two remaining bricks, then remove the outside one.”
This seems like the real game changer. (Im_Not_That_Smart_)
In Waterpolo there is no foul for hits below the water. You can squeeze all the dick you can get away with and the ref’s will penalize them for retaliating.
Or you can break people’s fingers without breaking the rules if you aren’t into the dick stuff. (LittleRadagast)
In rowing in the UK, the start-line calls are “Attention… GO!”. A few years ago the Oxford Brookes University first eight got into the habit of keeping their oars slightly away from the oarlocks while coming forward to start. On the call of “Attention..” they would all slam the blades out against the oarlocks in unison, causing a loud bang.
The loud bang would either cause ill-disciplined opponents to false start, or to be so distracted they would miss the start entirely.
There was no specific rule against this at the time, but the umpires started going after them for “unsportsmanlike conduct” so they gave it up after a couple of seasons. (stewieatb)