* The world’s longest dogsled race is known as Iditarod and is raced from Anchorage to Nome. * In 1972, Frank Shorter became the first American to win an Olympic marathon in 64 years. * The only two days that sports are not played on (in the USA) are the days before and after the MLB all-star game. * Babe Ruth played for three teams during his MLB career: the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, and Boston Braves. * Lamar Hunt is the only person to have been inducted into the Hall of Fame for three major sports: Football, Tennis, and Soccer (speaking of which, check out some Bob Marley soccer posters!). * The four colleges who have perfect records in Football bowl games are: UNLV, University of Connecticut, East Michigan, and Idaho. * The Pittsburgh Penguins have retired a total of 2 numbers. These numbers (21 and 66) belonged to Michel Briere and Mario Lemieux respectively. * The only baseball player to play over 500 games at 5 different defensive positions is Pete Rose. * John Havlechek holds the record for the most field-goals missed in NBA history. * Mike Ditka played college ball at the University of Pittsburgh. * The first football team to play a full season with only professionals was the Latrobe Athletic Association from 1897. * AC Green holds the NBA record for most consecutive games played at 1,192. * In 1984, Michael Jordan was drafted into the NBA 3rd, after Hakeem Olajuwon and Sam Bowie. * Bayern Munich won the European Cup in three straight years: 1974, 1975, and 1976. * Wayne Gretzky was the fastest player to ever reach 1,000 points in the NHL and did so on December 19, 1984. * John McEnroe won his first Wimbledon singles title in 1981 by defeating Bjorn Borg.
TRIVIA FOR KIDS
* A caterpillar changes into: a butterfly.
* A scientist who studies the stars is called: an astronomer. * When you mix the color red with the color yellow you get: orange. * Walt Disney created Mickey Mouse
* The U.S. president Abraham Lincoln, was known as “Honest Abe”. * The shorted month of every year is: February.
* John, Paul, George, and Ringo were the four members of the famous band: The Beatles. * There are 52 weeks in a year.
* If you see a dog that is white with black spots all over it, you are looking at a: Dalmatian (one of the most beautiful dog breeds). * George Washington was the first president of the United States of America. * Glass can be recycles over and over again and will never wear out. * In the “Winnie the Pooh Theme Song” you learn that Winnie lives in: the 100-acre woods. * In Disney’s “Cinderella” the mice set her free by sliding the key under the locked door. * If you’re playing a board game where you are trying to take over the world you are playing: Risk. * In baseball there are 9 players on the field at a time. They wear special Baseball pants. * The person who takes your order at the restaurant and then brings you your food is known as a: waiter. * If you were looking at the Eiffel Tower in person, you would be in: Paris, France.
* Prince Charles and Prince William never travel on the same airplane together. This is a precaution taken to ensure that if there is an accident on one of the airplanes, both Princes aren’t harmed together. * Popeye has four nephews whose names are Poopeye, Pupeye, Pipeye, and Peepeye. * The picture that decorates the Nobel Peace Prize medal is of three naked men with their hands on each other’s shoulders. * In Siberia, until the nineteenth century, solid bricks of tea were used in the place of currency. * November is National beard month.
* Income taxes in Denmark range from 42%-68%. However, these high taxes are reciprocated in the forms of free higher education and health care. * An original Zippo lighter from 1933 was sold for $10,000 in 1998. * The man who holds the most Guinness Records is Ashrita Furman....