Mallakhamb is traditional Indian sport in which gymnasts (with testicles of steel) pose and perform feats of strength while hanging from a vertical wooden pole or rope. It’s some really jawdropping stuff. According to Slate: “With roots in Hindu monkey god mythology, bellicose ancient fighting traditions, and skirmishes with British colonialism, mallakhamb may be history’s oddest sport, too.” Read all about it here. And while it’s highly disrespectful to call a 900-year-old Eastern tradition “pole dancing” – or to wish gogo boys would start doing it in gay bars – but there you are. I’ve put the idea out into the universe and I can’t take it back. Let’s make Mallakhamb a thing in the States. At the very least, make it an the Olympics Watch the amazing videos after the jump.