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Bizarre Fact #31:
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Before 1859, baseball umpires were seated in padded chairs behind home plate.

Bizarre Fact #32:
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Billiards great, Henry Lewis once sank 46 balls in a row.

Bizarre Fact #33:
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Boxing champion Gene Tunney taught Shakespeare at Yale University.

Bizarre Fact #34:
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Boxing is considered the easiest sport for gamblers to fix.

Bizarre Fact #35:
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Bulgaria was the only soccer team in the 1994 World Cup in which all 11 players' last names ended with the letters "OV."

Bizarre Fact #36:
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Canada beat Denmark 47-0 at the 1949 world hockey championships.

Bizarre Fact #37:
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Diddle for the middle is a slang expression used for the start of a darts game. Opposing players each throw a single dart at the bull's eye. The person who is closest starts the game.

Bizarre Fact #38:
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Eddie Gaedel was the 3'7' midget who played in only one game against the St. Louis Browns and the Detroit Tigers. In the second inning of a double-header, St. Louis manager, Zach Taylor, sent 3'7', 65-pound Eddie Gaedel up to bat. Gaedel stood in a crouch up at the plate, giving pitcher Bob Cain a strike zone of about one and a half inches. Gaedel was walked on four straight pitches.

Bizarre Fact #39:
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Fastest round of golf (18 holes) by a team - 9 minutes and 28 seconds. Set at Tatnuck CC in Worcester in September 9, 1996 at 10:40am.

Bizarre Fact #40:
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Four men in the history of boxing have been knocked out in the first eleven seconds of the first round.


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