Jan 27, 2022

Random Thursday


We've a wide variety of sports this time around in True Facts That Sound Like Bull$#*t by Shane Carley. I think I'd have preferred if the organization of these facts could've been grouped by their actual sport. Like reading all the football ones, then soccer, baseball, etc. But that's just me, I prefer a order to chaos, though sometimes my order can be subjective! Lol.

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Did you know that longest tennis match in history lasted over 11 hours? John Isner and Nicolas Mahut had to play an extra set in order to break a tie. Instead of it lasting a few extra minutes, this one lasted hours. The final score was 70-68 with Isner winning.

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Johnny Vander Meer has the misfortune to be the only pitcher in history to throw two no-hitters in a row.

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Did you know that there once was a soccer match in Paraguay when players began fighting among each other that led to referees tossing 36 red cards out for each player--both the starting lineup and the substitutes. 

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Did you know that in 1952 Bill Mosienko scored three goals in under 21 seconds? No one has yet to break this goal at the time of the book's publication in 2017.



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Did you know that Byron Nelson holds the record for most consecutive PGA tour wins? He won 11 events in 1945.

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