167 people cashed in big on 175 to 1 odds that Luis Suarez would bite someone during the 2014 World Cup after a Norwegian betting site posted a joke bet.
In the 1986 NBA draft, Len Bias, the #2 pick by the Boston Celtics died of cocaine overdose 2 days after his draft night. He is considered by some sportswriters to be one of the greatest players not to play at the professional level.
Humans racing each other on all fours is a thing. The fastest 100 m running on all fours is 15.86 seconds and was achieved by Katsumi Tamakoshi (Japan).
In 2009 a Belgian bodybuilding championship was canceled after doping officials arrived unannounced and all the competitors fled.
German footballer Mesut Özil donated his €300,000 World Cup victory bonus to pay for surgery of 23 children in Brazil.
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.