Charley’s Fun Facts of the Day
Everyone loves useless triva and facts so I decided to make it easy and give you a good source to find just that kind of information on a daily basis. Please feel free to check my personal page on a daily basis for all the fun facts that we just don’t need to know.
- In July 1934 Babe Ruth paid a fan $20 dollars for the return of the baseball he hit for his 700th career home run
- Golf was banned in England in 1457 because it was considered a distraction from the serious pursuit of archery
- Since 1896, the beginning of the modern Olympics, only Greece and Australia have participated in every Games
- Australian Rules football was originally designed to give cricketers something to play during the off season
- Racehorses have been known to wear out new shoes in one race
- Rick and Paul Reuschel of the 1975 Chicago Cubs combine to pitch a shutout, the first time brothers do this
- 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
- The silhouette on the Major League Baseball logo is Harmon Killebrew
- Many Japanese golfers carry "hole-in-one" insurance, because it is traditional in Japan to share one's good luck by sending gifts to all your friends when you get an "ace." The price for what the Japanese term an "albatross" can often reach $10,000
- Bulgaria was the only soccer team in the 1994 World Cup in which all 11 players' last names ended with the letters "OV."