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Monday, June 9, 2008

My kids corner - 5

Sports & Games

  1. Most soccer players run 7 miles in a game.
  2. Holes in a golf course must be 4.25 inches in diameter, and at least 4 inches deep.
  3. In tennis, zero points is referred to as love, which is possibly derived from the French word for egg, l'oeuf, referring to the physical appearance of the number zero.
  4. The Olympic was the sister ship of the Titanic, and she provided twenty-five years of service.
  5. The sport with the most number of officials with relation to players is tennis. There are 13 officials for two players.
  6. The spots on dice are called "pips."
  7. If you add up all the number on a roulette wheel, that is 1through 36, you get '666', the biblical number of fallen man.
  8. The world's highest cricket ground is in Chail (HP), India, 2444 mt above sea level
  9. The Australian term for extras in cricket are 'sundries'
  10. Since 1896, the beginning of the modern Olympics, only Greece and Australia have participated in every Games
  11. In 1935, Jesse Owens broke 4 world records in 45 minutes
  12. The metal instrument used in shoe stores to measure feet is called the Brannock device

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