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Sports Facts

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23 days ago
In 2011, two men paraglided from the summit of Mt. Everest, arriving at a village in 42 minutes and avoiding the dangerous conventional 3 day descent.
27 days ago
In England, there's a phenomenon called the "half-time kettle effect" where power use surges at half-time during England's matches in the World Cup as everyone turns on their tea kettles at the same time.
2 months ago
The fastest red card in football/soccer history was 2 seconds when Lee Todd was sent off for foul language after he exclaimed "f**k me, that was loud" after the starting whistle.
3 months ago
There is a basketball court on the top floor of the U.S. Supreme Court Building. It’s known as the “highest court in the land.”
6 months ago
At the 1912 Olympics, a marathon runner quit and went home to Japan without telling officials and was considered a missing person in Sweden for 50 years. In 1966, he was invited to complete the marathon. His time: 54 years, 8 months, 6 days, 5 hours, 32 minutes and 20.379 seconds.
7 months ago
Boxer Wladimir Klitshko auctioned his Olympic gold medal to raise money for underprivileged Ukrainian children. He raised $1,000,000. The buyer immediately returned the medal to Wladimir as he wanted it to remain in the Klitschko family.
7 months ago
Kobe Bryant was named after a steak.
8 months ago
Lars Andersen has rediscovered an ancient form of archery that allows him to shoot 10 arrows in 4.9 seconds, while it takes others 13-35 seconds. He is even faster than the fictional archer Legolas in the Lord of the Rings series.
9 months ago
There is a sport called Banzai Skydiving. You throw the parachute out of the airplane first and then jump after it.
9 months ago
In 1998, Serena and Venus Williams said they could beat any man ranked 200 or worse in a game of tennis. Karsten Braasch, ranked 203, accepted the challenge and easily beat them, 6-1, 6-2.
9 months ago
Hockey player Jarome Iginla donates $2,000 to the children’s charity Kidsport for every goal he scores. Since 2000 it has added up to more than $700,000.
10 months ago
There is a growing sport in Berlin and London called Chess Boxing. Players alternate between a round of chess and a round of boxing until one is declared winner either by checkmate, KO, or technical stoppage.
3 years ago
Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.
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5 years ago
Left-handed people are better at sports that require good spatial judgment and fast reaction, compared to right-handed individuals.
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5 years ago
The household wrench was invented by boxing heavyweight champion Jack Johnson in 1922.
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5 years ago
A 'face-off' in hockey was originally called a 'puck-off'.
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