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Emoji Sports
No horse has yet managed the elusive Quadruple Crown—winning the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, the Belmont Stakes, and the Missouri Horse Hole.
Title text: No horse has yet managed the elusive Quadruple Crown—winning the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, the Belmont Stakes, and the Missouri Horse Hole.

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Emoji Sport Description
🤽‍♂️🌋 Lavaball Throwing a ball into an active volcano would quickly end the game. That would be a secondary concern though if the water in water polo was replaced with lava.
🤾‍♀️🤺 Bladeball Would also lead to the quick destruction of the ball - unless you are padding your weapons like in jugger.
💃💃⚽ Fancyball It would be difficult to kick a giant football while wearing high heels (though possible with a normal sized one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GykP0XsLIA).
🕳️🏇🏇🏇 Horse hole Horses might not cooperate or be serious injured when raced into a large hole. Not to be confused with horse golf, which is one way of describing polo. Both this segment and the title text may relate to Episode 354 of My Brother My Brother And Me, "Beanfreak", where a potential punishment for losing horses in a race is described as a trapdoor leading to a "pony pile" beneath the track. (Many of the podcast's episodes deal with horse racing and horse behavior, including some impassioned conversations on the performance of specific horses and the unregulated nature of the widely recognized Triple Crown achievement.)
🔪🏀⛏️ Basketball Shredding Another sport which would be destructive on the equipment.
🥚🔭🕵️‍♀️ Eggspotting This could be a combination of egg hunting and birdwatching; named like Trainspotting. A popular sport on Pinterest.
⛷️🐊 Alligator Jumping Fast paced and popular spectator sport but limited season when both snow and alligators are readily available. This is actually a crocodile emoji. Not to be confused with "jumping the shark".
👩🎣🧜‍♂️ Merfishing You probably won't catch a lot when fishing for mermaids.
👨🏸🧚🏸👩 Tinkerball Playing badminton with a fairy, named after Tinker Bell. Probably hazardous to the Fae.
🥌🦔🥌 Hedgehog Curling Hedgehogs are generally perfectly capable of curling without assistance (although they may get stuck on the ice).
🗜️🍔 Burger Clamping What everyone wants to do after ordering the 3-layer burger, then wondering how to fit it into their mouths.
👩‍🚀🏹🛰️ Consequence archery Archery on a space station would lead to the potentially explosive decompression of the space station, and necessitate the evacuation of the astronauts aboard.
🦉➡️📬 Owlstuffing This appears to consist of attempting to stuff owls into mailboxes, which would be doubly illegal, because it would be cruel to the owls and interfere with delivery of the mail. The mailbox is shown with the flag up, which normally indicates that there is mail in it, but it appears to be empty, perhaps so that the owl can be stuffed in it. Possible reference to Harry Potter owls carrying mails.
🍴🕯️🍴 Candle Eating An unhealthy form of competitive eating. Eating large amounts of candle wax can cause intestinal obstruction.
⛳💣🏌️‍♀️ Consequence Golf Rather than rewarding hole-in-ones, heavily punishes their absence. Also, would seriously damage the golf course.
👉🐍👈 Snake Shaming Probably a play on snake charming. Also a possible reference to the biblical story where the snake is shamed for deceiving mankind by being doomed to crawl on its belly.
🔥🧗‍♀️🔥 Hell Escape Trying to escape the lake of fire is the pastime of damned souls.
🎮🥑🎮 Multiplayer Avocado May lead to guacamole. Very different from the adult version, multiplayer eggplant (🎮🍆🎮; see 1870: Emoji Movie Reviews).

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New sports
created from random emoji
[Man Playing Water Polo + Volcano]
🤽‍♂️🌋 Lavaball
[Woman Playing Handball + Person Fencing]
🤾‍♀️🤺 Bladeball
[Woman Dancing (2 emojis) + Soccer Ball]
💃💃⚽ Fancyball
[Hole + Horse Racing (3 emojis)]
🕳️🏇🏇🏇 Horse hole
[Kitchen Knife + Basketball + Pick]
🔪🏀⛏️ Basketball Shredding
[Egg + Telescope + Woman Detective]
🥚🔭🕵️‍♀️ Eggspotting
[Skier + Crocodile]
⛷️🐊 Alligator Jumping
[Woman + Fishing Pole + Merman]
👩🎣🧜‍♂️ Merfishing
[Man + Badminton + Fairy + Badminton + Woman]
👨🏸🧚🏸👩 Tinkerball
[Curling Stone + Hedgehog + Curling Stone]
🥌🦔🥌 Hedgehog Curling
[Clamp + Hamburger]
🗜️🍔 Burger Clamping
[Woman Astronaut + Bow and Arrow + Satellite]
👩‍🚀🏹🛰️ Consequence archery
[Owl + Right Arrow + Open Mailbox]
🦉➡️📬 Owlstuffing
[Fork and Knife + Candle + Fork and Knife]
🍴🕯️🍴 Candle Eating
[Flag in Hole + Bomb + Woman Golfing]
⛳💣🏌️‍♀️ Consequence Golf
[Pointing Right + Snake + Pointing Left]
👉🐍👈 Snake Shaming
[Fire + Woman Climbing + Fire]
🔥🧗‍♀️🔥 Hell Escape
[Video Game + Avocado + Video Game]
🎮🥑🎮 Multiplayer Avocado


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