• Did you know that when Sweden and Denmark play each other, the letters that are used for the teams are SWE vs DEN (together, Sweden) and the remaining letters which are not used are DEN and MARK (together, Denmark)!
    Did you know that when Sweden and Denmark play each other, the letters that are used for the teams are SWE vs DEN (together, Sweden) and the remaining letters which are not used are DEN and MARK (together, Denmark)!
  • Boxer Floyd Mayweather had just two fights in 2012, spending less than one hour in the ring, and earned $85 million.
  • Baseball player Richie Ashburn hit a foul ball that struck a spectator - As they carried her away, he hit another ball and struck her again.
  • The word 'soccer' comes from a slang abbreviation of the word 'association'.
  • The Iglesia Maradoniana (English: Church of Maradona; literally Maradonian Church) is a religion, created by fans of the retired Argentine football player Diego Maradona, who they believe to be the best player of all time.
  • When Mary Queen of Scots went to France as a young girl Louis, King of France, learned that she loved the Scots game 'golf'.
    He had the first course outside of Scotland built for her enjoyment. To make sure she was properly chaperoned (and guarded) while she played, Louis hired cadets from a military school to accompany her. Mary liked this a lot and when returned to Scotland (not a very good idea in the long run) she took the practice with her. In French, the word cadet is pronounced 'ca-day' and the Scots changed it into caddie.
  • In France, where tennis became popular, the round zero on the score board looked like an egg and was called 'l'oeuf,' which is French for "the egg". When tennis was introduced in the US Americans (mis)pronounced it 'love'.
  • Flying hockey pucks travel at a speed of up to 100 mph.
  • Dwayne Douglas Johnson also known by his ring name The Rock, who works for WWE created the word 'smackdown' in 1997.
  • Mike Tyson was the first heavyweight boxer to simultaneously hold the WBA, WBC and IBF titles, and the only heavyweight to successively unify them.