Questions tagged [trivia]

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What is the most match points saved by a tournament winner?

Recently Martin Kližan won ATP tournament in Rotterdam. On the way to the final he saved 8 match points (5 against Batistuta Agut and 3 against Mahut). What is the record for the most match points ...
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What is the NFL record for most receivers with a catch in a single game on the one team?

The Saints are up to ten unique receivers with at least one catch in tonight's game against the Ravens, and I can find a reference to the Packers having a franchise record of 12 that's been reached ...
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Most final appearances without winning a title in one season

Carsten Ramelow, Bernd Schneider and Oliver Neuville lost three finals in 2002: DFB Pokal (2-4 to Schalke 04, with Leverkusen) Champions League (1-2 to Real Madrid, with Leverkusen) FIFA World Cup (0-...
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How was the legend of 7th game in tennis born?

Watching tennis on TV, it often happens that the commentator talks about the importance of the 7th game of the set; the player who wins that game has more probability to win the set. This theory ...
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Is there any link between Scoliosis and sprinting?

The fastest man ever, Usain Bolt, world record holder of the 100 and 200 meter sprints suffers from Scoliosis. This is a condition which causes curvature to the spine. The curvature in his spine has ...
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Best career record vs par

I read a USA Today article that talked about how Tiger Woods is nearly 2000 under par* for his career. I've tried searching, but how does this compare to others all-time? Obviously this is a rolling ...
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What were the determinant factors in choosing the weight and size of a cricket ball?

What were the determinant factors in restricting the size of a cricket ball to no less than 155.9g and no more than 163g and its circumference to no less than 22.4cm and no more than 22.9cm as ...
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How many people play water polo around the world?

I found the FIFA Big Count about soccer/football, but no similar number for water polo by FINA or any other source. What is a reasonable guesstimate? (If it improves the question, I can be more ...
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Climber or Points rankings leader not finishing Tour de France

Has it ever happened that the cyclist who has collected the most points in one of these two rankings (climber or points) has not finished the Tour, leaving the victory of the "jersey" to another rider?...
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Which football club started the tradition of announcing player's name 3 times when they score a goal?

As you have probably seen that many teams(Bayern Munchen, Napoli) have the player's name announced 3 times by the announcer, when they score a goal. I want to know where/when this tradition started.
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What is the longest time a football team has gone without being behind?

Meaning, being in a winning or drawing position. For context, if a team won but was behind during the game it doesn't count. 1. In the top 5 leagues? 2. In any league, if this information exists?
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Which Winter Olympic sports gather the highest TV viewership?

Which Winter Olympic sports gather the highest TV viewership? This question is partly based on the assumption that Norway, which is where I'm from, overestimates cross-country skiing as a major sport....
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All-winners semifinals in tennis

At the 2018 US Open, the semifinals had three previous winners on the men's side. Has it ever happened in a major tournament that all four places were held by previous winners? If not, has it ...
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Has a player ever obtained a 147 via two breaks?

Suppose John starts a break and gets red-black combinations to a reasonable score, then misses red. Paul takes his shot next but misses straight away, scoring nothing. John takes his next break and ...
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What is the record for greatest number of athletes with the same finish time in one event?

On Sunday 10 July 2016 at the European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam, three athletes in the men's 5000m final finished with exactly the same time of 13:40:85 (a fourth arrived only a hundredth ...
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Most consecutive turn overs for an NFL team in a single game

The New England Patriots hosted the Cleveland Browns on week 8 of the 2019 season. The Browns had 3 turnovers on 3 consecutive offensive plays. Nick Chubb fumbled on back to back Browns' plays, and ...
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Specific songs for sporting events

FIFA World Cup Songs date back to the 1980s, with for example: In 2010 Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) by Shakira was the 2010 Official FIFA World Cup song. In 2014 We Are One (Ole Ola) by Pitbull ...
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At what level did Xabi Alonso play Gaelic football?

Xabi Alonso is the only person to have both a Champions League medal and an All-Ireland medal. I was told this wonderful bit of trivia, and would like to confirm it before using it in a quiz I’m ...
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Test cricketer hitting the winning run most often

Which test cricketer has hit the match-winning run most often?
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What is the record for the most wins by a single team against a single team in an NBA season?

The Milwaukee Bucks just swept the Detroit Pistons in their first round series 4 games to none after sweeping the regular season series between these two teams 4 games to none. After completing the ...
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How many times has an NHL player scored in every game of a playoff series?

With the Islanders' Jordan Eberle having accomplished this against the Penguins during the 1st round of the 2018-2019 NHL playoffs, how many players have ever gotten a goal (not just a point) in every ...
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Defensive goals and assists

Yesterday in Liverpool’s 5-0 win versus Watford, Liverpool defenders scored 7 goals or assists. Is this a record, in the premier league or, for that matter, any form of pro-football?
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NFL #1 offense getting shut out in a half in the postseason

The Kansas City Chiefs had the #1 offense of the 2018 regular season. The New England Patriots shut out the Cheifs 14 - 0 in the first half of the AFC Championship game. The Patriots eventually beat ...
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What is the largest number of runs scored with one out remaining in an MLB game?

In major league baseball, what is the largest number of runs scored by a team with only one out remaining in the bottom of the last inning? I could find records only for the largest number of runs ...
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What is the circumference of the legs of Usain bolt?

On this site there are already a couple of measurements of Bolt but, unfortunately, not of his legs. What is the circumference of the legs of Usain bolt?
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Which team have scored most injury-time(after 90 minute mark) goals in history of La Liga, Serie A and Bundesliga?

I know that Arsenal have scored 100 times (highest) in second half injury time in Premier League history. But I'm interested to know which are the other teams that have scored most injury-time goals ...
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Do they use a specific organ to play baseball tunes live in the stadium?

What is the organ that is used to play baseball tunes live in the stadium called? Is there a common brand or model that they prefer for that?
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In which late-stage Grand Slam tennis matches has a single player won 200+ points?

Which Grand Slam matches, in the Round of 16 or later, have had 200 or more points won by a single player? Two known examples are Djokovic v. Wawrinka at Australian Open 2013: 209-200 Federer v. ...
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Has a player ever rallied from 2 sets down, 0-5 in 3rd set, 0-40 in 6th game?

Has there ever been a professional tennis match where one player lost the first 2 sets, lost the first 5 games of the third set, and was trailing 0-40 in the 6th game of the third set before rallying ...
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How many times has a starting pitcher stuck out all starting hitters?

How many times in the history of the MLB, a starting pitcher stuck out all 9 starting hitters of the opposing team at least once in a game?
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Most 5 set matches at a Grand Slam tournament in the Open Era?

What is the record for the most number of five-set matches at a Grand Slam tournament in the Open Era? Where does the 2019 US Open (27 five-set matches) rank in the all-time list?
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Lowest break achieved in snooker

What is the lowest televised break achieved in snooker, where all balls were potted in the continuous break ? So 15 reds with colours and all the colours. Technically, although very unlikely, you ...
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Why did the Philadelphia Flyers make Gritty their mascot?

Why did the Flyers change/upgrade their mascot to Gritty? I tried searching on many news websites, but they seem to focus on the responses that those on social media left, rather than why.
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Man of the series dropped from the team

Prior to Sam Curran has any player been dropped midway through a series then brought back and then won player of the series. I'm talking about a player not being selected rather than missing a game ...
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Who was the first Korean to compete in the Olympics?

The Wikipedia article South Korea at the Olympics mentions that the first people from Korea to win an Olympic medal were in 1936, competing for the empire of Japan. But what about the first people ...
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Has Liverpool conceded a goal while their fans were singing “You'll Never Walk Alone”?

For some reason, I enjoy awkwardly funny situations and fans' favorite team conceding a goal while they are emotionally supporting their team is awkward but also kind of funny. So, I'm curious if ...
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Which year Tour de France had riders from most countries?

The riders that competed in the 2016 Tour de France represented 35 different countries. And the riders that are competing in the 2017 Tour de France are from 32 different countries.Wikipedia But my ...
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What is the record of a tennis consecutive games won?

Is there any official statistics that show who has won many consecutive games in a particular court? I can only find those relative to winning streak of sets.
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Is there any difference between the size of a cricket ball for men and women in cricket? if yes then Why?

Cricket ball is heavy weighted in both cases for men and women but is there any difference between the size of cricket ball that is used for women and men? if the answer is yes then what the reason ...