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Bizarre Fact #11:
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Morihei Ueshiba, founder of Aikido, once pinned an opponent using only a single finger.

Bizarre Fact #12:
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On average, it is estimated that females injure themselves ten time more than males do while playing sports.

Bizarre Fact #13:
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Sports Illustrated has the largest sports magazine circulation.

Bizarre Fact #14:
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The 1912, a wrestling match in Stockholm between Finn Alfred Asikainen and Russian Martin Klein lasted more than 11 hours. Klein eventually won, but was too tired to participate in the championship match.

Bizarre Fact #15:
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The expression getting someone's goat is based on the custom of keeping a goat in the stable with a racehorse as the horse's companion. The goat becomes a settling influence on the thoroughbred. If you owned a competing horse and were not above some dirty business, you could steal your rival's goat (seriously, it's been done) to upset the other horse and make it run a poor race. From goats and horses it was linguistically extended to people: in order to upset someone, get their goat.

Bizarre Fact #16:
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The game of squash originated in the United Kingdom. It came about after a few boys, who were waiting for their turn to play racquets, knocked a ball around in a confined area adjoining the racquets court.

Bizarre Fact #17:
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The game rugby was originated at Rugby school located in England in 1823. This happened when William Webb Ellis, while playing soccer, picked the ball up in his hands and started running with it.

Bizarre Fact #18:
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The national sport of Japan is sumo wrestling.

Bizarre Fact #19:
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The sport Lacrosse was initially played by Native American Indians. They played the sport to prepare for war.

Bizarre Fact #20:
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The sport of surfing originated in Hawaii.


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