Amazing Sport Facts

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1. Left-handed people process things faster than righties while playing computer games or sports.
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2. For racing scenes in "The Fast and the Furious" (2001), the director recruited 200 real illegal street racers.
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3. Most sports drinks contain a chemical called bromine (or BVO) that is extremely toxic to your body.
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4. People are in the best mood while they are bicycling compared to any other mode of transportation.
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5. There are more head and spinal injuries from cheerleading than all other high school and college sports combined.
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6. 'face-off' in hockey was originally called a 'puck-off'.
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7. Participating in sports in high school and college increases self-confidence, self-respect, and leadership skills.
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8. Frequent small pleasures, like double lattes or pedicures, provides more happiness than infrequent large ones like sports cars or vacations.
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9. One high school coach can make you hate everything about the sport that you fell in love with as a kid and that is so depressing to me. -RHS
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10. Quidditch has grown to over 300 teams around the world and has begun receiving recognition as a real sport.
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11. Broke my back in three places when I was 13 by playing the sport I love and 4 years later, I just committed to a Big 10 college. -DGS
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12. The revenue generated from gambling is more than the revenue from movies, cruise ships, recorded music, theme parks, & sports combined
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13. After a hockey game fight, there is a 76 percent chance of at least one team playing better within the next three minutes.
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14. James Naismith, a Canadian, invented basketball in Massachusetts in 1891. It was 21 years before it occurred to anyone to cut a hole in the bottom of the basket.
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15. The most popular sport in the world is football (soccer in the U.S.).

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