In­ter­est­ing hob­bies

Stanthorpe Border Post - - LIFE -

THERE is more to life than eat­ing, sleep­ing, and work­ing. There are many ways to spend our leisure time. Some peo­ple make crafts, some be­long to a sports team, some like to travel, some play games, some col­lect things, some par­tic­i­pate in trivia con­tests and some learn a new skill.

Ev­ery­one has dif­fer­ent hob­bies. For some, find­ing a hobby is an easy process but for oth­ers, it can be tricky as there are so many op­tions out there.

A hobby is an ac­tiv­ity that you en­joy do­ing in your spare time.

Hob­bies can be di­vided into four large classes: do­ing things, mak­ing things, col­lect­ing things, and learn­ing things.


SOME peo­ple think a lit­tle bit out­side the square and take up hob­bies you might not know even ex­isted.

Stone skip­ping

You take a flat oval stone and try to make it bounce on wa­ter as many times as pos­si­ble. The Guin­ness World Record for “the most con­sec­u­tive skips of a stone on wa­ter” is a 88 throw.

Tree shap­ing

This hobby is a unique eco-art form called Pook­tre cre­ated, de­vel­oped and per­fected by Aus­tralians Peter Cook and Becky Northey.

Col­lect­ing belly-but­ton fluff Aus­tralian man Graham Barker has been col­lect­ing and stor­ing his navel fluff since 1984. His col­lec­tion now weighs 22.1 grams. He has a Guin­ness World Record recog­nis­ing his col­lect­ing of the stuff for more than twenty years. He started in 1984, keeps it all in care­fully la­belled jars, and has greeted ev­ery sin­gle ques­tion about why he col­lects navel fluff with, “why not?”

Hikaru Doro­dango

Rolling mud into a ball, then dust­ing it with soil, and re­peat­ing the process again and again is a tra­di­tional hobby in Ja­pan.

Ex­treme iron­ing

Par­tic­i­pants find weird or un­usual ways to set up their iron­ing board, and iron their clothes. A world cham­pi­onship has even been held.

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