Kontizas Dimitrios/Wikimedia FAST FACT BASE jumping, not to be confused with base jumping, is an acronym referring to four categories of fixed objects from which one can jump — building, antenna, span, ...

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The Award for Strikeouts When a baseball player is having a rough day at the plate and just can’t hit the ball, they’re given this term for the result of ...

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The marathon originated from the legend of Pheidippides. In 490 BC, after running the distance from Marathon to Athens with news the Greeks had defeated the Persians at the Battle ...

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The YMCA was founded in London, England, in 1844, and came to the United States in 1851. During its long history, three sports were invented at the YMCA that are ...

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Santeri Viinamäki/Wikimedia Baseball is called America’s pastime, but a very different version is played in Finland. It’s called Pesäpallo or “nest ball,” and more popularly known as pesis or Finnish ...

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Replica of the Jules Rimet Trophy Ben Sutherland/Wikimedia The FIFA World Cup Trophy is one of the most coveted and expensive trophies in sports. It is made of 18-karat gold ...

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It seems everything has a name. The little button on the top of a baseball cap is no exception. The button doesn’t serve any purpose other than covering where the ...

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In 1936, during a match at the World Table Tennis Championships in Prague, Alex Ehrlich of Poland and Paneth Farcas of Romania had an incredible rally that lasted 2 hours ...

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“It ain’t over till the fat lady sings.” We’ve all probably heard that phrase once or more in our lives, which means the outcome of an event is unknown until ...

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The odds of hitting a hole-in-one is about 12,500 to 1, but even though the odds are low, golfers in Japan don’t like to take any chances and protect themselves ...

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It seems like tennis balls have always been yellow since that’s the color most of us have likely seen in our lives, but that hasn’t always been the case. Not ...

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