Questions tagged [trivia]

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What causes the countries on this shirt to seem out of alphabetical order?

I attended a few matches of the Copa América Centenario last year, hosted in the United States, and bought a t-shirt at an official FIFA merchandise stand at a match in Chicago. See pictured. While ...
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How many times an MLB team has won a game with no hits?

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Pittsburgh Pirates tied 0-0 at the end of the 9th inning on August 23rd 2017. With one out and a runner on the second base, the pirates had a chance to win the game with no ...
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How many pitches does a reliever usually need to warm up?

A one-inning "reliever" in Major League Baseball will typically throw between 5 and 20 pitches in a game. How many warm up pitches does he need before he can do this? Said reliever is allowed up to ...
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Highest goal-difference for non-title winning side in top 5 European leagues?

Tottenham Hotspur's goal difference of +60 in 2016/17 season is the highest in Premier League history for a non-title winning side. Opta Stats What is the highest goal difference for non-title ...
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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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What is the most goals conceded by previous year champions in new season 1st game in top 5 European league?

Chelsea have conceded 3 goals against Burnley in new season first game of English Premier League 2017/18 being champion of previous year. Is this the most for a previous year champion in top 5 ...
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Why 110-hurdles for men and 100-hurdles for women?

I was watching IAAF World Championship at London 2017 and I notice that men will run 110-metres hurdles while women women the 100-metres hurdles. What is the meaning of this difference? The longest ...
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What is the sports bra looking thing soccer players wear?

I've seen many male soccer players - specially famous players who play for well known teams - wear a piece of clothing that looks like a sports bra. They're usually worn during practice, and a few ...
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Has there ever been a football player who held the title of “most goals in one season in history” in two different countries?

One of my favourite football players, Eran Zahavi, broke the record for most goals in one season in Israel two years ago. He's currently well on his way to break the same record in China - the most ...
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Player with debut match perfect Hat-trick?

Over the years in football there have been many players who have scored hat-tricks in their clubs in their international debut matches. For example: Serge Gnabry and Dieter Müller scored hat-tricks ...
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Penalties scored by both feet?

Bobby Zamora and Obafemi Martins have scored with both feet on kicks from the penalty mark in the Premier League. So, I'm interested in knowing, whether there are any players that have done the same ...
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Shortest time between grand slam walk offs

Steve Pearce of Toronto Blue Jays hit game winning grand slam walk offs on July 27th and 30th 2017 against Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels respectively. With a 3 days span between Pearce's ...
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Was Brett Gardner first MLB player to hit consecutive walk-off home run and lead off home run?

Brett Gardner hit a walk off home run against Tampa and the next game lead of with a home run. Was this ever done before by any other player?
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Which is the longest own-goal in football?

In an recent International Champions Cup match between Chelsea and Inter Milan, Inter's Geoffrey Kondogbia scored 45-yard own goal. Is this the longest own-goal ever scored?
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Longest distance to goal for top 5 European league?

Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic's 91.9 metres (301ft 6in) goal against Southampton is the longest goal scored in the Premier League. So, what is the longest goal scored in other top European ...
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What are the odds of seeing a grand slam in baseball

What are the odds of seeing at least one grand slam for any MLB baseball game? That is if I go to a baseball game what is the percentage chance (expected value) I'll witness a grand slam?
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Are there any goals scored by a referee?

Are there any goals scored by a referee in a football match, meaning that a shot was rebounded from a referee and hit the target? I know about this goal scored in the 80's in Brazilian league from ...
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Highest number of own-goals scored in a game for both teams in football

What is the highest number of own-goals scored in a football game for both teams combined, excluding: Stade Olympique de L'Emyrne(SOL)'s 149 deliberate own-goals against AS Adema. Indonesian side PSS ...
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Home runs on back to back pitches

Related to this question, I'm wondering how many times in MLB history a team has hit home runs on consecutive pitches. That is 2, 3, or 4 home runs in as many pitches. Please provide the team, date ...
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Back to back game tying and game winning walk off home run

Justin Smoke and Kendrys Morals of Toronto Blue Jays hit back to back home runs in the 9th inning against the Oakland Athletics on July 26 2017. Smoke's HR tied the game, and on the next pitch Morals ...
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First match with numbers on jersey

Can any one tell me which was the first match where the first time numbers were printed on jersey, for all domestic and international including men and women. As I am so curious to know about it.
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Highest number of penalties missed in a shoot-out?

In an International Champions Cup match between Real Madrid and Manchester United, the score was 1-1 after extra time. During kicks from the penalty mark, of 10 kicks taken 7 were missed. What is the ...
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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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Formula 1 season with highest number of DNF's?

I'm interested in knowing, which Formula 1 season had the most number of DNF's (Did Not Finish)?
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Average age of top five European football leagues?

Toulouse France team with average age of 23.91 was the youngest team on pitch for domestic league 2016-17. Some article claimed Germany had the most number of team with the lowest average age. But I'...
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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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NBA Player with Retired Jersey Number in Multiple Teams

Has there been an NBA player who has had the jersey number retired in multiple Teams/Franchises?
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How many bunt home runs has there been in the history of MLB?

I'd like to know how many times a bunt resulted in a home run. The home runs can be out of the park (highly unlikely to have happened) or inside the park home runs cause by one or more errors. In ...
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Which player has had the most consecutive appearances in MLB's All Star Game?

What player or players has the most consecutive appearances in the All Star game.
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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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Pitchers winning consecutive Cy Young awards

How many pitchers have won back-to-back Cy Young awards?
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Bowler(minimum 5000 deliveries) without giving a single wide/no-ball in his/her entire international cricket

Is there any bowler in cricket who has never given a wide/no-ball in his/her entire international career? Bowler should have bowled minimum of 5000 deliveries.
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Has a team ever refused to participate in the World Cup finals after qualification?

Has a national football team ever declined to participate in the World Cup finals after qualifying? If there has been such a case, what were their reasons for not taking part?
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How many times batsmen have managed to get more than 7 runs on a single ball in an international cricket match?

Australia’s Andrew Symonds managed to score eight runs off one ball while playing in Brisbane facing New Zealand bowler Iain O'Brien in November 2008. He ran four runs before the ball was thrown back ...
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Tennis Grand Slam winner who didn't lose a set

Rafael Nadal "The King of Clay" won the 2017 French Open dominantly without dropping a set. He got a little bit of help achieving the feat as he didn't face either of the top 2 ranking players (i.e., ...
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How many MLB players have hit 4 or more Home Runs in a game?

On June 6th, 2017 Scooter Gennett hit 4 Home Runs to become the first Cincinnati Red ever to do so. Who are the other people who have hit at least 4 HRs in a single name? Please provide name and the ...
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What is the longest duration a team didn't register a shot on goal in the Stanley Cup Playoffs?

The Pittsburgh Penguins didn't have a shot on goal for about 37 minutes in game 1 of the 2016-17 Stanley Cup finals. Although the Penguins fired a number of shots, they all either went wide or got ...
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Has any two teams in the World Series ever get there without losing a game during the postseason?

Related: Has there been a time the 2 NBA or NHL teams in the playoffs final series got there without losing any games? MLB Postseason Format Timeline: Before 1969, the team with the best record from ...
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How much protection do NHL referees wear?

I'm wondering how much protection NHL referees wear aside the helmet. I've seen referees that had to either leave game or where on ice for a long time after getting hit or falling awkwardly. Those ...
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Has there been a time the 2 NBA or NHL teams in the playoffs final series got there without losing any games?

The Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers started the 2016-2017 postseason by winning their first 10 playoff games. Given their dominance, I'm wondering if there has ever been an NBA or NHL ...
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MLB closer with walk off hit

I'm wondering if any closers have had a game winning hit or home run? Since this requires the closer (pitcher) to be at bat, it implies that the game was hosted by an NL team.
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NBA game 4 home winners after trailing 0-3

How many home teams have won game 4 after being down 0-3? A friend is saying it never happens. I disagree, it must happen sometimes.
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10 title at Montecarlo for Nadal is a record?

Nadal has won his 10th title on clay of Montecarlo, is this a record for winning of a single tennis tournament? I would like to consider only ATP/WTA tournaments from the Open Era that begins in 1968,...
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How many times tennis majors champions played in the qualifiers round?

How many times a player who got in a grand slam through the qualifier round won the championship, and who are they?
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Why do ice hockey players tape their sticks?

I'm assuming it gives the players better puck handling abilities, but how? Wouldn't tape overlaps effect the handling? Also why don't the manufacturers add similar material to the blade of sticks?
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Rate of NHL playoffs going to the overtime

It feels like over the last few years and specially this season (16-17) more games are going to overtime. So I'm wondering what has been the trend of Stanley Cup playoffs games that go to overtime in ...
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Did an athlete lap the rest of the runners after an illness that left him in bed for a long time before the competition?

I recall reading some time ago a rather inspiring and interesting story about the importance of rest while training for a sport. This specific story was about a runner in the 50s that was training ...
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What is the most consecutive pitches thrown that increased the batters strike count?

What is the most consecutive pitches thrown that increased the batters strike count? That is, with no foul strikes after the 2nd Strike.{edit} actually without the batter hitting the ball at all - ...
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Cincinnati Bengals All-Time leading tackler?

I was wondering if anyone could find out who this person is? I cannot find this information and would really like to know.

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