Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Sports Facts

Hey there sports fans! Here are some facts for you to know from OMG Facts Sports.
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4 out of 5 boxers have sustained brain damage.
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A study found that 12 out of 40 umpires need new glasses.
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In 1905, 18 men died from playing football.
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More food is consumed on Superbowl Sunday than any other day of the year (except Thanksgiving).
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The largest baseball card collection has 200,000 cards.
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The Hollywood Wax Museum moved Mike Tyson’s statue next to Hannibal Lecter’s after he bit Evander Holyfield’s ear.
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68% of pro hockey players have lost at least 1 tooth.
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NBA players are 6 times as likely to have tattoos as the average person.
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An NBA basketball can last for 10,000 bounces.
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A putt on a hilly green is called a “Dolly Parton”.
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The most popular sport among college women is basketball.
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An 8 in a hole of golf is called a “snowman”.
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At age 101, Larry Lewis ran the 100-yard dash in 17.8 seconds, a new world record for his age group.
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Women used to be the best matadors in Peru.
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Racehorses have been known to wear out new shoes in one race.
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Male skiers tend to fall on their faces, female skiers tend to fall on their backs. (I landed on my face before!)
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Cubs owner Bill Veeck used to hire little people as food vendors, so that the audience could still see the game.
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NASCAR has by tradition only allowed American cars to compete.
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The first women’s boxing match in the U.S. took place in New York City in 1876.
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A hockey puck is made from vulcanized rubber.
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Joseph Odhiambo set the record for dribbling a basketball at 26 hours and 40 minutes.
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The world’s longest dive was 35,813 feet and took almost 6 hours.
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The world’s largest baseball bat is 120 feet long and weighs 68,000 lbs
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The Olympic flame in Greece is relighted every two years using the suns rays and a concave mirror.
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An early version of Darts called “Puff and Dart” used a blowpipe to fire a dart at a target.
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The small numbers on a dartboard are next to the larger numbers to minimize the possibility of high scores from lucky throws.
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More than 40 million soccer balls are sold each year worldwide.
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Brazil is the only nation in the world to have played in every World Cup.
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If you only tilt a bowling pin 7.5 degrees it will fall down.
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Soccer legend Pelé was originally named Edson Arantes do Nascimento.
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Canada beat Denmark 47-0 at the 1949 world hockey championships.
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The odds of making 2 holes in one in a round of golf are 1 in 67 million.
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The average life span of a major league baseball is seven pitches.
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The fastest slap shot in hockey ever recorded was by Bobby Hull, which reached a speed of 118.3 mph.
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Former Massachusetts senator Ted Kennedy scored the only touchdown for Harvard when they played Yale in 1955.
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Chuck Finley is the only player to pitch four strikeouts in an inning more than once.
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The Phillies once played a complete Major League game in 51 minutes against the Yankees on September 28, 1919.
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