Former NFL player Jason Brown walked away from football and a multimillion dollar contract to be a farmer – a skill he learned from YouTube.
When Nadia Comaneci achieved the first perfect 10.00 score in gymnastics, the scoreboard wasn’t even capable of showing 2 digits. Instead it showed 1.00
The Chinese government “encouraged” the country’s tallest female basketball player to marry the country’s tallest man. Their child was Yao Ming.
The Soviet Union refused to host the 1980 Paralympics, stating that none of their citizens had disabilities.
Twin brothers ran a marathon. Halfway through the race they switched places in a toilet. The 1st brother drove ahead while his twin ran, rejoining the race ahead finishing 9th winning R6000. A keen eyed journalist noticed the two wore their watches on opposite hands in different pics.
A baseball player only needs to spend one day in the major leagues to earn free healthcare for life.
Brett Farve and Peyton Manning are currently the only NFL Quarterbacks that have beaten all 32 teams.
Marathon runner Francisco Lázaro was the first athlete to die at an Olympic event. He collapsed after 30km, having covered large parts of his body with wax to avoid sunburn, which prevented him from sweating.
In 1888 a pigeon-fancier and a beekeeper challenged each others creatures to a 3.5 mile organized race in Germany. The bee won by 25 seconds.
The first Tour de France winner was disqualified because he cheated by taking the train