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Non Football Facts That Don't Sound True But Are

We have a thread for football but not one for other sports. Rather than start one for each individual sport, perhaps we could use this one to post such facts? Anyway, I'll start it off with this one.

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  • There are mitigating circumstances for that. 
    Firstly the boundaries were bigger , Most didn't even have ropes and you had to hit it into the stands to get a six .
    Secondly the bats are much bigger now and thirdly there wasn't a white ball mentality then as there is now even though Richards did play 50 over cricket. You only have to look at scores across the board back in the late seventies and eighties to see that.  Good stat though.

  • Rahul Dravid represented Scotland in an ODI in 2002
  • edited December 2023
    2024 Formula One Grid, will be unchanged from 2023

    First time in the Sports History, that there hasn't been a single change from the previous season

    British Anthem wasn't played on the Podium in F1 2023, for the first time since 1952
    German Anthem wasn't played on the Podium for the first time since 2007
  • In the 1930’s they tried Cheetah racing at Romford Greyhound stadium 
  • Steve Redgrave, Chris Hoy, Mo Farah and Jason Kenny all share the same birthday. As does Joe Calzaghe but he's not an Olympian.   
  • Sharks have been on the earth longer than trees, and have been around longer than Saturn's rings.
  • Dr Seuss' first book was called 'The Pocket Book of Boners'.
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  • We are now in the 21st Century and some people still watch cricket
  • The purr of a cat can aid bone regeneration.
  • The great pyramid of Giza was the tallest man made structure for 4,000 years until Lincoln cathedral was finished.
  • Daniel Sams has taken four wickets in his final over in each of his last two games in the Big Bash
  • Bobby Bonilla, Baseball player.

    When the Mets wanted to release him at the end of the year (1999), he negotiated a settlement whereby the Mets would pay him $1.19 million every year from 2011 through 2035 on July 1, a date that has become known in Mets fandom as "Bobby Bonilla Day". He is also paid $500,000 by the Orioles every year from 2004 to 2028 due to them also 
  • Bobby Bonilla, Baseball player.

    When the Mets wanted to release him at the end of the year (1999), he negotiated a settlement whereby the Mets would pay him $1.19 million every year from 2011 through 2035 on July 1, a date that has become known in Mets fandom as "Bobby Bonilla Day". He is also paid $500,000 by the Orioles every year from 2004 to 2028 due to them also 
    Always read an article on this each July 1 

    Think they only owed him 5.9m when they released him, but by paying him the 1.19m annually it meant the 5.9m didn’t count towards their salary cap. 

    They were investing a lot of money with Bernie Madoff. And that was meant to produce bigger dividends to more than cover the extra money due to Bonilla 
  • Some extraordinary happenings in the South Africa v India test that had just finished. One the first day, 23 wickets fell, three SA batsmen being out twice on the first day. India lost their last six first innings wickets without scoring, going from 153-4 to 153 all out. In the SA second innings, Makram scored 106 out of a total of 176 all out 
  • Harry Houdini was the first man to fly a plane in Australia.   
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  • Travis Head has been dismissed in all four of his last four balls in Tests at The Gabba - for 92 and a golden against South Africa in December 2022 and then a King Pair against the West Indies in the Test match that concluded yesterday. 
  • McBobbin said:
    Sharks have been on the earth longer than trees, and have been around longer than Saturn's rings.
    But are they as round as Saturn’s rings?
  • colthe3rd said:
    The great pyramid of Giza was the tallest man made structure for 4,000 years until Lincoln cathedral was finished.
    Assuming it was made by man. Queue X-Files theme tune. 
  • edited February 2
    Nottingham Forest have signed six international keepers in the last four transfer windows. And they had a seventh already on their books in the shape of Horvath. 
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