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Bizarre Fact #21:
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Vasaloppet, which is located in Sweden is the oldest, longest, and the biggest cross-country ski race in the world. Every year, 14,000 people compete in the race.

Bizarre Fact #22:
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When playing competitive darts the player must be 7 feet 9 1/4 inches back from the dartboard. Also the board must be 5 feet 8 inches above the floor.

Bizarre Fact #23:
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A regulation soccer games is 90 minutes.

Bizarre Fact #24:
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Americans spend more than $630 million a year on golf balls.

Bizarre Fact #25:
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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.

Bizarre Fact #26:
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Australian Rules football was originally designed to give cricketers something to play during the off season.

Bizarre Fact #27:
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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.

Bizarre Fact #28:
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Baseball's home plate is 17 inches wide.

Bizarre Fact #29:
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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.

Bizarre Fact #30:
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Before 1850, golf balls were made of leather and were stuffed with feathers.

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