- Fill in your birthdate below in the space indicated. (Note you must enter the year as a 4-digit number!)
- Click on the "Calculate" button.
- Notice that your age on other worlds will automatically fill in. Notice that Your age is different on the different worlds. Notice that your age in "days" varies wildly.
- Notice when your next birthday on each world will be. The date given is an "earth date".
- You can click on the images of the planets to get more information about them from Bill Arnett's incredible Nine Planets web site.
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We’ve all been there. Someone is making an abnormal amount of noise crunching on their morning cereal. Or you start to wonder if there is something wrong with someone because their breathing is so loud. It turns out that this annoyance has a name: Misophonia.
Misophonia literally means “hatred of sound” and is characterized by a negative reaction to specific sounds. It is an actual neurological disorder. Those with Misophonia are most commonly annoyed or even enraged by every day sounds such as people brushing their teeth, eating, breathing, sniffing, chewing gum, laughing, snoring, etc.
It is unknown how prevalent Misophonia is in the general population. Some studies have put it at 10% of the population while others have said it is closer to 60%.
If you've ever laced your fingers together, turned your palms away from you and bent your fingers back, you know what knuckle popping sounds like. Joints produce that CRACK when bubbles burst in the fluid surrounding the joint.
Joints are the meeting points of two separate bones, held together and in place by connective tissues and ligaments. All of the joints in our bodies are surrounded by synovial fluid, a thick, clear liquid. When you stretch or bend your finger to pop the knuckle, you're causing the bones of the joint to pull apart. As they do, the connective tissue capsule that surrounds the joint is stretched. By stretching this capsule, you increase its volume. And as we know from chemistry class, with an increase in volume comes a decrease in pressure. So as the pressure of the synovial fluid drops, gases dissolved in the fluid become less soluble, forming bubbles through a process called cavitation. When the joint is stretched far enough, the pressure in the capsule drops so low that these bubbles burst, producing the pop that we associate with knuckle cracking.
It takes about 25 to 30 minutes for the gas to redissolve into the joint fluid. During this period of time, your knuckles won't crack. Once the gas is redissolved, cavitation is once again possible, and you can start popping your knuckles again.
As for the harms associated with this habit, according to Anatomy and Physiology Instructors' Cooperative, only one in-depth study regarding the possible detriments of knuckle popping has been published. This study, done
by Raymond Brodeur and published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, examined 300 knuckle crackers for evidence of joint damage. The results revealed no apparent connection between joint cracking and arthritis; however, habitual knuckle poppers did show signs of other types of damage, including soft tissue damage to the joint capsule and a decrease in grip strength. This damage is most likely a result of the rapid, repeated stretching of the ligaments surrounding the joint. A professional baseball pitcher experiences similar, although obviously heightened, effects in the various joints of his pitching arm. But assuming you haven't signed a multimillion dollar contract to constantly pop your knuckles, it hardly seems worth the possible risk to your joints.
On the positive side, there's evidence of increased mobility in joints right after popping. When joints are manipulated, the Golgi tendon organs (a set of nerve endings involved in humans' motion sense) are stimulated and the muscles surrounding the joint are relaxed. This is part of the reason why people can feel "loose" and invigorated after leaving the chiropractor's office, where cavitation is induced as part of the treatment. Backs, knees, elbows, and all other movable joints are subject to the same kind manipulation as knuckles are.
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- The word cat refers to a
family of meat-eating animals that include tigers, lions,
leopards, and panthers.
- Cats have five toes on each front
paw, but only four toes on each back paw.
- Cats are sometimes born with extra
toes. This is called polydactly. These toes will not harm the cat,
but you should keep his claws trimmed just like any toe.
- Cats have true fur, in that they
have both an undercoat and an outer coat.
- Newborn kittens have closed ear
canals that don't begin to open for nine days.When the eyes open,
they are always blue at first. They change color over a period of
months to the final eye color.
- Most cats have no eyelashes.
- Cats have a full inner-eyelid, or
nictitating membrane. This inner-eyelid serves to help protect the
eyes from dryness and damage. When the cat is ill, the inner-eyelid
will frequently close partially, making it visible to the observer.
- A cat cannot see directly under its
nose. This is why the cat cannot seem to find tidbits on the floor.
- You can tell a cat's mood by looking
into its eyes. A frightened or excited cat will have large, round
pupils. An angry cat will have narrow pupils. The pupil size is
related as much to the cat's emotions as to the degree of light.
- It is a common belief that cats are
color blind. However, recent studies have shown that cats can see
blue, green and red.
- A large majority of white cats with
blue eyes are deaf. White cats with only one blue eye are deaf only
in the ear closest to the blue eye. White cats with orange eyes do
not have this disability.
- Cats with white fur and skin on
their ears are very prone to sunburn. Frequent sunburns can lead to
skin cancer. Many white cats need surgery to remove all or part of a
cancerous ear. Preventive measures include sunscreen, or better,
keeping the cat indoors.
- A cat can jump even seven times as
high as it is tall.
- The cat's footpads absorb the shocks
of the landing when the cat jumps.
- Cats lack a true collarbone. Because
of this lack, cats can generally squeeze their bodies through any
space they can get their heads through. You may have seen a cat
testing the size of an opening by careful measurement with the head.
- If left to her own devices, a female
cat may have three to seven kittens every four months. This is why
population control using neutering and spaying is so important.
- A cat is pregnant for about 58-65
- Mother cats teach their kittens to
use the litter box.
- The way you treat kittens in the
early stages of it's life will render it's personality traits later
- Contrary to popular belief, the cat
is a social animal. A pet cat will respond and answer to speech , and
seems to enjoy human companionship.
- When well treated, a cat can live
twenty or more years but the average life span of a domestic cat is
- Neutering a cat extends its life
span by two or three years.
- Cats, especially older cats, do get
cancer. Many times this disease can be treated successfully.
- Cats can't taste sweets.
- Cats must have fat in their diet
because they can't produce it on their own.
- Some common houseplants poisonous to
cats include: English Ivy, iris, mistletoe, philodendron, and yew.
- Tylenol and chocolate are both
poisionous to cats.
- Many cats cannot properly digest
cow's milk. Milk and milk products give them diarrhea.
- The average cat food meal is the
equivalent to about five mice.
- Cats can get tapeworms from eating
fleas. These worms live inside the cat forever, or until they are
removed with medication. They reproduce by shedding a link from the
end of their long bodies. This link crawls out the cat's anus, and
sheds hundreds of eggs. These eggs are injested by flea larvae, and
the cycles continues. Humans may get these tapeworms too, but only if
they eat infected fleas. Cats with tapeworms should be dewormed by a
- Cats can get tapeworms from eating
mice. If your cat catches a mouse it is best to take the prize away
- Though rare, cats can contract
canine heart worms.
- The gene in cats that causes the
orange coat color is sexed linked, and is on the X sex chromosome.
This gene may display orange or black. Thus, as female cat with two X
chromosomes may have orange and black colors in its coat. A male,
with only one X chromosome, can have only orange or black, not both.
- If a male cat is both orange and
black it is ( besides being extremely rare ) sterile. To have both
the orange and the black coat colors, the male cat must have all or
part of both female X chromosomes. This unusual sex chromosome
combination will render the male cat sterile.
- Cats have AB blood groups just like
- A form of AIDS exists in cats.
- The color of the points in Siamese
cats is heat related. Cool areas are darker.
- Siamese kittens are born white
because of the heat inside the mother's uterus before birth. This
heat keeps the kittens' hair from darkening on the points.
- People who are allergic to cats are
actually allergic to cat saliva or to cat dander. If the resident cat
is bathed regularly the allergic people tolerate it better.
- Studies now show that the allergen
in cats is related to their scent glands. Cats have scent glands on
their faces and at the base of their tails. Entire male cats generate
the most scent. If this secretion from the scent glands is the
allergen, allergic people should tolerate spayed female cats the
- Cats do not think that they are
little people. They think that we are big cats. This influences their
behavior in many ways.
- Cats are subject to gum disease and
to dental caries. They should have their teeth cleaned by the vet or
the cat dentist once a year.
- Many people fear catching a
protozoan disease, Toxoplasmosis, from cats. This disease can cause
illness in the human, but more seriously, can cause birth defects in
the unborn. Toxoplasmosis is a common disease, sometimes spread
through the feces of cats. It is caused most often from eating raw or
rare beef. Pregnant women and people with a depressed immune system
should not touch the cat litter box. Other than that, there is no
reason that these people have to avoid cats.
- The ancestor of all domestic cats is
the African Wild Cat which still exists today.
- In ancient Egypt, killing a cat was
a crime punishable by death.
- In ancient Egypt, mummies were made
of cats, and embalmed mice were placed with them in their tombs. In
one ancient city, over 300,000 cat mummies were found.
- In the Middle Ages, during the
Festival of Saint John, cats were burned alive in town squares.
- The first cat show was in 1871 at
the Crystal Palace in London.
- Today there are about 100 distinct
breeds of the domestic cat.
- Like birds, cats have a homing
ability that uses its biological clock, the angle of the sun, and the
Earth's magnetic field. A cat taken far from its home can return to
it. But if a cat's owners move far from its home, the cat can't find
- Cats bury their feces to cover their
trails from predators.
- Cats sleep 16 to 18 hours per day.
When cats are asleep, they are still alert to incoming stimuli. If
you poke the tail of a sleeping cat, it will respond accordingly.
- Besides smelling with their nose,
cats can smell with an additional organ called the Jacobson's organ,
located in the upper surface of the mouth.
- The chlorine in fresh tap water
irritates sensitive parts of the cat's nose. Let tap water sit for 24
hours before giving it to a cat.
- Abraham Lincoln loved cats. He had
four of them while he lived in the White House.
- Julius Ceasar, Henri II, Charles XI,
and Napoleon were all afraid of cats.
- Cats have an average of 24 whiskers,
arranged in four horizontal rows on each side.
- The word "cat" in various
languages: French: chat; German: katze; Italian: gatto;
Spanish/Portugese: gato; Yiddish: kats; Maltese: qattus;
Swedish/Norwegian: katt; Dutch: kat; Icelandic: kottur; Greek: catta;
Hindu: katas; Japanese:neko; Polish: kot; Ukranian: kotuk; Hawiian:
popoki; Russian: koshka; Latin: cattus; Egyptian: mau; Turkish: kedi;
Armenian: Gatz; Chinese: mio; Arabic: biss; Indonesian: qitta;
Bulgarian: kotka; Malay: kucing; Thai/Vietnamese: meo; Romanian:
pisica; Lithuanian: katinas; Czech: kocka; Slovak: macka; Armenian:
gatz; Basque: catua; Estonian: kass; Finnish: kissa; Swahili:
- Statistics indicate that animal
lovers in recent years have shown a preference for cats over dogs!
- Cats can be taught to walk on a
leash, but a lot of time and patience is required to teach them. The
younger the cat is, the easier it will be for them to learn.
- Purring not always means happiness.
Purring could mean a cat is in terrible pain such as during
childbirth. Kitten will purr to their mother to let her know they are
getting enough milk while nursing. Purring is a process of inhaling
and exhaling, usually performed while the mouth is closed. But don't
worry, if your cat is purring while your gently petting her and
holding her close to you - that is a happy cat!
- The catnip plant contains an oil
called hepetalactone which does for cats what marijuana does to some
people. Not all cats react to it those that do appear to enter a
trancelike state. A positive reaction takes the form of the cat
sniffing the catnip, then licking, biting, chewing it, rub &
rolling on it repeatedly, purring, meowing & even leaping in the
- Of all the species of cats, the
domestic cat is the only species able to hold its tail vertically
while walking. All species of wild cats hold their talk horizontally
or tucked between their legs while walking.
- A happy cat holds her tail high and
- Almost 10% of a cat's bones are in
its tail, and the tail is used to maintain balance.
- Cat families usually play best in
even numbers. Cats and kittens should be aquired in pairs whenever
- Baking chocolate is the most
dangerous chocolate to your cat.
- You check your cats pulse on the
inside of the back thigh, where the leg joins to the body. Normal for
cats: 110-170 beats per minute.
- Jaguars are the only big cats that
- A cats field of vision is about 185
- Cats have individual preferences for
scratching surfaces and angles. Some are horizontal scratchers while
others exercise their claws vertically.
- The Maine Coone is the only native
American long haired breed.
- The Maine Coon is 4 to 5 times
larger than the Singapura, the smallest breed of cat.
- Tabby cats are thought to get their
name from Attab, a district in Baghdad, now the capital of Iraq.
- Retractable claws are a physical
phenomenon that sets cats apart from the rest of the animal kingdom.
I n the cat family, only cheetahs cannot retract their claws.
- Not every cat gets "high" from
catnip. Whether or not a cat responds to it depends upon a recessive
gene: no gene, no joy.
- A cat can sprint at about thirty-one
miles per hour.
- In ancient Egypt, when a family cat
died, all family members would shave their eyebrows as a sign of
- Cats have been domesticated for half
as long as dogs have been.
- A cat's whiskers are thought to be a
kind of radar, which helps a cat gauge the space it intends to walk
- A cat can spend five or more hours a
day grooming himself.
- All cats have three sets of long
hairs that are sensitive to pressure - whiskers, eyebrows,and the
hairs between their paw pads.
- Both humans and cats have identical
regions in the brain responsible for emotion.
- A cat's brain is more similar to a
man's brain than that of a dog.
- A cat has more bones than a human;
humans have 206, and the cat - 230.
- Cats have 30 vertebrae--5 more than
- The cat has 500 skeletal muscles
(humans have 650).
- Cats have 32 muscles that control
the outer ear (compared to human's 6 muscles each). A cat can rotate
its ears independently 180 degrees, and can turn in the direction of
sound 10 times faster than those of the best watchdog.
- Cats' hearing stops at 65 khz
(kilohertz); humans' hearing stops at 20 khz.
- In relation to their body size, cats
have the largest eyes of any mammal.
- Cats have 30 teeth (12 incisors, 10
premolars, 4 canines, and 4 molars), while dogs have 42. Kittens have
baby teeth, which are replaced by permanent teeth around the age of 7
- When a cat drinks, its tongue -
which has tiny barbs on it - scoops the liquid up backwards.
- Cats purr at the same frequency as
an idling diesel engine, about 26 cycles per second.
- Cats step with both left legs, then
both right legs when they walk or run.
- Cats walk on their toes.
- Cats take between 20-40 breaths per
- Normal body temperature for a cat is
102 degrees F.
- Cats respond most readily to names
that end in an "ee" sound.
- A cat will tremble or shiver when it
is extreme pain.
- When a domestic cat goes after mice,
about 1 pounce in 3 results in a catch.
- Declawing a cat is the same as
cutting a human's fingers off at the knuckle. There are several
alternatives to a complete declawing, including trimming or a less
radical (though more involved) surgery to remove the claws.
Preferably, try to train your cat to use a scratching post.
- Cats with long, lean bodies are more
likely to be outgoing, and more protective and vocal than those with
a stocky build.
- A steady diet of dog food may cause
blindness in your cat - it lacks taurine.
- It has been scientifically proven
that stroking a cat can lower one's blood pressure.
- If your cat snores, or rolls over on
his back to expose his belly, it means he trusts you.
- Cats respond better to women than to
men, probably due to the fact that women's voices have a higher
- Florence Nightingale owned more than
60 cats in her lifetime.
- When your cats rubs up against you,
she is actually marking you as "hers" with her scent. If your cat
pushes his face against your head, it is a sign of acceptance and
- Tests done by the Behavioral
Department of the Musuem of Natural History conclude that while a
dog's memory lasts about 5 minutes, a cat's recall can last as long
as 16 hours.
- Has your cat ever brought its prey
to your door? Cats do that because they regard their owners as their
"kittens." The cats are teaching their "kittens" how to hunt by
bringing them food. Most people aren't too delighted when a pet
brings in their kill. Instead of punishing your cat, praise it for
its efforts, accept the prey, and then secretly throw it away.
- Cats can predict earthquakes. We
humans are not 100% sure how they do it. There are several different
- A queen (female cat) can
begin mating when she is between 5 and 9 months old.
- A tomcat (male cat) can begin
mating when he is between 7 and 10 months old.
- Tomcats can mate at anytime, while
quenns can only mate during a period of time called heat or
- Heat occurs several times a year and
can last anywhere from 3 to 15 days.
- At 4 weeks, it is important to play
with kittens so that they do not develope a fear of people.
- Kittens remain with their mother
till the age of 9 weeks.
- It is estimated that cats can make
over 60 different sounds.
- The cat's footpads absorb the shocks
of the landing when the cat jumps.
- Ailurophile - that's what we're
officially called. It's what cat lovers are known as.
- A cat that bites you for rubbing his
stomach is often biting from pleasure, not anger.
- The more cats are spoken to, the
more they will speak back. You will learn a lot from your cat's wide
vocabulary of chirps and meows.
- Cats often overract to unexpected
stimuli because of their extremely sensitive nervous system.
- Kittens who are taken along on
short, trouble-free car trips to town tend to make good passengers
when they get older. They get used to the sounds and motions of
traveling and make less connection between the car and the visits to
- Cats, just like people, are subject
to asthma. Dust, smoke, and other forms of air pullution in your
cat's environment can be troublesome sources of irritation.
- Since cats are so good at hiding
illness, even a single instance of a symptom should be taken very
- There is a species of cat smaller
than the average housecat. It is native to Africa and it is the
Black-footed cat (Felis nigripes). Its top weight is 5.5
- A tortoiseshell is black with red or
orange markings and a calico is white with patches of red, orange
- The Ancient Egyptian word for cat
was mau, which means "to see".
- Cats that live together sometimes
rub each others heads to show that they have no intention of
fighting. Young cats do this more often, especially when they are
- In 1987 cats overtook dogs as the
number one pet in America.
- Kittens lose their baby teeth!! At
three to four months the incisors erupt. Then at four to six months,
they lose their canines, premolars and molars. By the time they are
seven months old, their adult teeth are fully developed. This is one
of the ways a vet (or you) can tell the age of a kitten.
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- A beaver can hold its breath underwater for 45 minutes.
- A 70-pound octopus can squeeze through a hole no bigger than a silver dollar because it has no backbone.
- An African ostrich egg weighs almost 30 pounds and is so strong that a 200-pound man can stand on it without it breaking.
- A shark can grow a new set of teeth in a week.
- The largest rodent in the world, the capybara from South America, can weigh over 170 pounds.
- Butterflies taste with their feet.
- If a female ferret goes into heat but can't get any sex, she can die.
- The most dangerous animal in the world is the common housefly. Because of their habits of visiting animal waste, they transmit more diseases than any other animal.
- The longest recorded life-span of a tapeworm, to date, is 35 years.
Hummingbirds don't walk, but they are the only birds that can fly backwards.
- Fleas can jump 130 times higher than their own height. In human terms, this is equal to a 6-foot person jumping 780 feet into the air.
- The world's largest amphibian is the giant salamander. It can grow up to 5 feet in length.
- The blue whale can produce sounds up to 188 decibels. This is the loudest sound produced by a living animal, and has been detected as far away as 530 miles.
- The leg muscles of a locust are about 1,000 times more powerful than an equal weight of human muscle.
- The air temperature can be determined by counting the number of cricket chirps in 14 seconds and adding 40.
- Penguins can jump almost 6 feet into the air.
- A shrimp's heart is in its head.
- There are more sheep in New Zealand than people.
- The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds.
- Ants cannot chew their food; they move their jaws sideways, like scissors, to extract the juices from the food.
The world's largest amphibian is the giant salamander. It can grow up to 5 feet in length.
- A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
- Despite the hump, a camel's spine is straight.
- The earliest cockroach fossils are about 280 million years old.
- There are only three animals with blue tongues: the black bear, the Chow Chow dog and the blue-tongued lizard.
- The giraffe clean its own ears with its own 50cm-tongue.
- Owls are the only birds who can see the colour blue.
- An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
- Hummingbirds don't walk, but they are the only birds that can fly backwards.
- Bengal tigers are the most water loving of the big cats. They will even chase prey into the water.
- Slugs have 4 noses.
- The poison arrow frogs of South and Central America are the most poisonous animals in the world.
- A large swarm of desert locusts (Schistocerca gregaria) can consume 20,000 tons (18,160,000 kilograms) of vegetation a day.
- When it is born, a kangaroo is only 1 inch long.
- Armadillos, opossums, and sloths spend about 80 percent of their lives sleeping.
- The ears of a cricket are located on the front legs, just below the knees.
On average a hedgehog's heart beats 300 times a minute.
- Dolphins sleep with one eye open.
- The placement of a donkey's eyes in its head enables it to see all four feet at all times.
- Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.
- On average a hedgehog's heart beats 300 times a minute.
- Some millipedes (Apheloria Virginiensis) are able to secrete cyanide.
- Dolphins, like humans, have sex for pleasure.
- Panamanian golden frogs don't have outside ears – their lungs pick up sound waves and direct them to their eardrums.
- The elephant is the only mammal that can't jump.
- The length of an elephant is the same as the tongue of a blue whale.
- Shark is the only animal, who never gets ill with cancer.
- If a cow is listening to music, it gives more milk!
- Clams born to be males. They can change to become a female, but the changes is irreversible.
- The monarch butterfly can detect its lover's scent eight kilometers away.
- 99% of all animal species that ever lived on Earth are now extinct.
- The ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.
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- Fishing is the biggest participant sports in the world.
- Soccer is the most attended or watched sport in the world.
- Boxing became a legal sport in 1901.
- More than 100 million people hold hunting licence's.
- Jean Genevieve Garnerin was the first female parachutists, jumping from a hot air balloon in 1799.
- In 1975 Junko Tabei from Japan became the first woman to reach the top of Everest.
- The record for the most Olympic medals ever won is held by Soviet gymnast Larissa Latynina. Competing in three Olympics, between 1956 and 1964, she won 18 medals.
- The record for the most major league Bbaseball career innings is held by Cy Young, with 7,356 innings.
- The first instance of global electronic communications took place in 1871 when news of the Derby winner was telegraphed from London to Calcutta in under 5 minutes.
- In 1898, one of the first programs to be broadcast ed on radio was a yacht race that took place in British waters.
- Sports command the biggest television audiences, led by the summer Olympics, World Cup soccer and Formula One racing.
- Gymnasiums were introduced in 900BC and Greek athletes practiced in the nude to the accompaniment of music. They also performed naked at the Olympic Games.
- The very first Olympic race, held in 776 BC, was won by Corubus, a chef.
- The first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens, Greece in 1896. There were 311 male but no female competitors.
- Michael Schumacher is the highest paid sportsman, ahead of Tiger Woods and Arnold Palmer. (Not including sponsorship endorsements.)
- Martina Hingis is the highest paid sportswomen.
- The high jump method of jumping head first and landing on the back is called the Fosbury Flop.
- The Major League Baseball teams use about 850,000 balls per season.
- About 42,000 tennis balls are used in the plus-minus 650 matches in the Wimbledon Championship.
- A baseball ball has exactly 108 stitches, a cricket ball has between 65 and 70 stitches.
- A soccer ball is made up of 32 leather panels, held together by 642 stitches.
- Basketball and rugby balls are made from synthetic material. Earlier, pigs' bladders were used as rugby balls.
- The baseball home plate is 17 inches wide.
- Golf the only sport played on the moon - on 6 February 1971 Alan Shepard hit a golf ball.
- Bill Klem served the most seasons as major league umpire - 37 years, starting in 1905. He also officiated 18 World Series.
- The oldest continuous trophy in sports is the America's Cup. It started in 1851, with Americans winning for a straight 132 years until Australia took the Cup in 1983.
- Volleyball was invented by William George Morgan of Holyoke, Massachusetts in 1895.
- Ferenc Szisz from Romania, driving a Renault, won the first Formula One Grand Prix held at Le Mans, France in 1906.
- Billiards great, Henry Lewis once sank 46 balls in a row.
- Golf-great Billy Casper turned golf pro during the Korean War while serving in the Navy. Casper was assigned to operate and build golf driving ranges for the Navy in the San Diego area.
- Four men in the history of boxing have been knocked out in the first eleven seconds of the first round.
- Mark McGwire's record-setting 70 home runs in the 1998 season traveled a total of 29,598 feet, enough to fly over Mount Everest.
- Prior to 1900, prize fights lasted up to 100 rounds.
- Not all Golf Balls have 360 dimples. There are some as high as 420. There are also all different kinds of dimple patterns.
- Golf was banned in England in 1457 because it was considered a distraction from the serious pursuit of archery.
- The Iditarod dog sled race - from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska - commemorates an emergency operation in 1925 to get medical supplies to Nome following a diphtheria epidemic.
- In July 1934 Babe Ruth paid a fan $20 dollars for the return of the baseball he hit for his 700th career home run.
- In 1969 a brief battle broke out between Honduras and El Salvador. Although tensions had been rough between the two countries, the reason for the war was El Salvador's victory over Honduras in the World Cup Soccer playoffs. Gunfire was exchanged for about 30 minutes before reason could prevail.
- Horse racing is one of the most dangerous sports. Between 2 and 3 jockeys are killed each year. That's about how many baseball players have died in baseball's entire professional history.
- Bulgaria was the only soccer team in the 1994 World Cup in which all 11 players' last names ended with the letters "OV."
- Gene Sarazen, a golfer from several generations ago, set the record for the fastest golf drive: 120 mph.
- Michael Sangster, who played in the 1960s, had tennis' fastest serve, once clocked at 154 mph.
- In 1964 for the 10th time in his major-league baseball career, Mickey Mantle hit home runs from both the left and ride sides of the plate in the same game - setting a new baseball record.
- Since 1896, the beginning of the modern Olympics, only Greece and Australia have participated in every Games.
- Australian Rules football was originally designed to give cricketers something to play during the off season.
- Baseball cards have been around since 1886. Modern cards, with high-resolution color photographs on the front and player statistics on the back, date from 1953. The photos are taken in the spring, with and without team caps, just in case the player is traded to another team.
- Because of fears that the Japanese, who had attacked Pearl Harbor less than a month earlier, might attach California, the Rose Bowl game of 1942 between Oregon State and Duke University was moved east to Duke's hometown in Durham, North Carolina. It didn't, however, help the home team. Oregon won, 20-16.
- Racehorses have been known to wear out new shoes in one race.?
- The home team must provide the referee with 36 footballs for each National Football League game.
- Olympic Badminton rules say that the birdie has to have exactly fourteen feathers.
- Many Japanese golfers carry "hole-in-one" insurance, because it is traditional in Japan to share one's good luck by sending gifts to all your friends when you get an "ace." The price for what the Japanese term an "albatross" can often reach $10,000.
- Will Clark, professional baseball player, is a direct descendant of William Clark of Lewis and Clark.
- The 1990 New York Yankee pitching staff set an all-time record with the fewest complete games, three.
- Rick and Paul Reuschel of the 1975 Chicago Cubs combine to pitch a shutout, the first time brothers do this.
- At 101, Larry Lewis ran the 100 yard dash in 17.8 seconds setting a new world record for runners 100 years old or older.
- The silhouette on the Major League Baseball logo is Harmon Killebrew.
- Superfly Jimmy Snuka was the first E.C.W. World Champ.
- Honey is used as a center for golf balls and in antifreeze mixtures.
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