During our, ahem, lunchtime break, we stumbled across this classic footage from British Pathe.

“Rome, and the craziest sport of all time, blindfold boxing. Contestants entered the ring four at a time, and the only rule is: no peeping,” opens the narrator, before we are treated to a minute of sightless sluggers hurling haymakers into the air while being prodded with sticks by lovely ladies.

Check it out if you need a mental break, or if you just want to look at grown men making a spectacle of themselves!