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In this article, there are a few unknown facts that a sports enthusiast would love to know.

  • Baseballs were originally made from the foreskins of horses.
  • Golf balls were originally made of dried eyeballs of cows.
  • Fishing is the most participated sport on the earth.
  • More than 100 million people have hunting licenses for hunting.
  • An average golf ball has a total of 336 dimples.
  • The UK parliament banned women from participating in dangerous sports.
  • Junko Tabei was the first women to reach the top of the Mount Everest on May 16, 1975.
  • The first ever contemporary Olympic Games took place in Athens, Greece in 1896.
  • Jousting is the official sport for the State of Maryland.
  • An average cricket ball has stitches somewhere in between 65 to 70 and a baseball has 108 stitches.
  • A football has total 32 pieces that are held together by 642 stitches.
  • The fax machine was invented by boxing legend Rocky Marciano.
  • Bill Buckner had more hits than Ted Williams.
  • All the NFL referees who officiate the Super Bowl receive Super Bowl rings to commemorate the day.
  • It is customary for jockeys to be paid in coins, no matter how large their winnings are.
  • Actual playing time in a major league baseball game is less than 18 minutes.
  • Olympic gold medals are actually made of silver.


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