Questions tagged [trivia]

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Have any players ever won an NCAA basketball championship with two different teams?

Are there any players who have won an NCAA basketball championship while playing for two different teams?
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Who was the youngest player to win an ATP World Tour tournament

I was trying to find the information about youngest player with ATP World Tour title. I found on Wikipedia that Michael Chang is the youngest player to win Grand Slam title. Wikipedia also has list ...
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How many rounds of golf does the average golfer play?

I'm looking for statistics that give me a sense of how many rounds of golf the average golfer plays, but am unable to find this so I'm wondering if any golfers here can anecdotally give me a sense of ...
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What is the fastest ASSISTED human running speed ever attained?

I'm trying to find records/history of assisted running speeds, e.g. using cheetah boots/the things Oscar Pistorious wore, bionics, etc. (I have tried searching Google to no avail.) What is the ...
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How many times has an NHL hat trick been scored with only 3 shots?

How many NHL players have (like Colorado's Nathan MacKinnon on 20th February 2015) have had only three shots in a game and scored a hat trick?
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What sports court is this, with a white circle inside a white square or triangle, and diagonal colored lines?

I saw this sports court the other day and I can't figure out the rules for the game. I have no idea where I would even start looking. Below are satellite images of the court. I've tried to trace one ...
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Why are tennis balls not airtight?

I know tennis balls go flat (even if all they do is sit there) because the interior of the ball is actually pressurized above normal atmospheric pressure, and over time some of the air leaks out. The ...
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Who was the youngest player to play in an NHL game?

I would like to know who was the youngest player to play in an NHL game. It would be also interesting to know also some related records (youngest goalscorer, youngest player with an assists, similar ...
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Which are the sports that are not based on outwitting the opponent?

Most of the sports are based upon winning by deceiving. Well a player or team can also win if another one doesn't play well but in the context of evenly matched sides its usually the one who deceives ...
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What is the World Record for most push ups in 1 second?

What is the World Record for most push ups in 1 second?
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Seattle Seahawks' Legion of Boom

I've heard commentators and analysts refer to Seattle Seahawks' defense as the "Legion of Boom". I believe they call the secondary that name, to be exact. What is the story behind this? When and how ...
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Best first 100 career starts by quarterbacks

Few weeks ago Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers played his 100th career start, and with a win, he improved to 68-32; tying Brett Favre. What are the top records for the first 100 career starts ...
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What is the closest any team has come to playing a home Super Bowl?

It's a well known fact that no team whose home stadium is hosting the Super Bowl has ever made it to the Super Bowl. My question is, which team has come the closest? (Closest in this case means how ...
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What is the longest an NFL team has gone without a WR TD catch?

The Kansas City Chiefs have not had a wide receiver catch a touchdown pass so far this season (through Week 15). According to team stats, only running backs, fullbacks, and tight ends have caught a ...
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What is the best record to miss and the worst record to make the NFL playoffs?

This question is inspired by the fact that the NFC currently has six teams (all outside of the NFC South division) that could finish with an 11-5 record or better. If that happened, one of those ...
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How many times in Cricket Test Match have scored Four runs by running across the Wicket. Not as Boundaries?

Also which Team scored Fours runs in a delivery by running the most time? and who all are the players scored the same for most times?
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Highest Points to finish Runner-Up in Champions League Group? Lowest points to win Champions League Group?

Theoretically, you could finish second even with 15 points. And win the group with just 5 points. But, in reality what are the records? Is it Arsenal (with 13 points) this season and Monaco (with 11 ...
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NFL teams with back to back shutouts

St. Louis Rams beat the Oakland Raiders in week 13 (of 2014 season) by a score of 52 to 0, and went on to beat Washington Redskins the following week 24 - 0. Are the Rams the first team to win back to ...
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What is the NFL record for most receivers with a catch in a single game on 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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NFL division with all teams having a losing or winning record

I'm wondering if there has been any division in the modern day NFL history where all teams finished the regular season with winning or losing record. Even though this might not be so probable, it is ...
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League-wide retired numbers

In honor of their great players, teams retire their numbers. But if that player has been one of the all time greats, then the league might consider retiring that number. As an example, Wayne Gretzky's ...
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First-class cricketer who played before WW 1 and after WW2

I remember someone asking me about this. Is there any first-class cricketer who played before WW1 and after WW2 ?
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Which players won both junior and senior IIHF World Championships?

Jonathan Toews managed to win both the junior and senior world championships in 2007. Are there some other players which managed to win both these championships in the same year? Is there more of ...
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Which player had the longest professional career?

Which player had the longest professional career, in terms of years? For example, Sachin Tendulkar played cricket professionally for 24 years. Are there any players (across all professional sports) ...
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LA Kings' “That 70's line”

I was watching the Kings vs Canucks last night and the commentators kept referring to Jeff Carter's line as the "70's line". What is the reason behind this? Also how long has it been called that? I ...
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What are the main differences between regulations of the NFL and the CFL?

What are the main differences between regulations of the NFL and the CFL? I live in Canada and follow the NFL, but also watch CFL games once in a while. I know a few differences; for example in the ...
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Tennis finals winner with two lose?

Today A. Radwanska reach the semifinals in Singapore in the WTA finals after two losing match during the round robin. When in the past a tennis player (man or woman) won the finals after losing two ...
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In which countries do football club's second teams play in the main league system?

I know in Spain Real Madrid Castilla, Real Madrid's second team, play in the same league system as the first team. Are there other countries in which the same situation occurs, and if so which ones?
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Have two bottom seeds ever faced off before in a “World Series?”

In October 2014, the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals "faced off" in the baseball World Series. They were both wild cards in their respective leagues, meaning that this will be a match ...
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How many championship rings does Troy Aikman have?

As I was watching Green Bay beat up on Carolina today, I saw a Papa John's Pizza ad featuring Troy Aikman. During the commercial, they show a closeup on his hand, bejeweled with his championship ...
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How many tennis players have finished the year as Slam-less World No. 1?

Roger Federer is very close, theoretically & somewhat practically, to finishing the calender year as World No. 1 without winning a Grand Slam this year. How many tennis players (both men &...
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Historic statistics

I've noticed baseball announcers, during an at-bat, using information on lifetime at-bats for the specific batter-pitcher combination. Have these statistics been extended into the past, to answer ...
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Father and son who were active players at the same time in NFL/NBA/NHL/MLB? [closed]

Has there ever been a father and son in the NFL/NBA/NHL/MLB who were both active players at the same time?
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Pitchers with postseason home run

Can you please list all pitchers who have hit a home run in the history of MLB playoffs? Bonus: Include position players who started a postseason game as the pitcher and hit a homerun
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Which players won both FIFA U-20 World Cup and FIFA World Cup?

Which players won both FIFA U-20 World Cup (until 2005 known as the FIFA World Youth Championship) and FIFA World Cup? This would show players who excelled both in the young age and in their later ...
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What happens to the footballs used throughout a tournament?

I was thinking what happens to the balls used during a tournament. Lets say the 2014 FIFA world cup. What happens to all the Brazuca balls used throughout the tournament? Where and in what ways are ...
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Which soccer players have more goals than games at the club level?

Are there some football players who have better average than 1 goal per game in their club career? Or if we restrict only to one competition, not the whole career? Or to one season of a competition? ...
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Why Great Britain or England/Scotland/Wales/Ireland in different sport?

Why in different sports athletes represent different "countries"? In football and curling and rugby and other sports there are England/Scotland/Wales and Ireland teams; In tennis (Scottish player ...
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IS atul sharma world's fastest bowler?

In 2009, some news came that atul sharma is worlds fastest bowler. Rajastan Royals picked him to their squad. So i just wanted to know that is it a fake news?? He hasn't played even a single ...
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What is it called when 2 players make a full run around a table in table tennis?

In modern table tennis it is a common practice to acting the fool when the match is almost over. I.e. players used to flip the side and play a little bit awkward analogue of table tennis when you need ...
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Who is the oldest player who was drafted in the NBA?

I would like to know who the oldest player was that ever got drafted into the NBA?
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Who is the best striker (best goals/appearances ratio) with 25/50/100+ national caps?

Zlatan Ibrahimovic recently had his 50 goals milestone (also a national record for Sweden) prior to with 100 appearance for the team. With 50 goals in 100 games he's averaging a goal in every second ...
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Record match point saved in volleyball with rally point system?

What is the record of saved match points in a volleyball match now that the rule is the rally poin system? I mean that the team who saved match points finally wins the match
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Maximum match point saved in a tennis match?

What is the record of saved match points in a ATP/WTA tennis match? And what about limited at grand slam matches? I mean that player who saved match points finally wins the game
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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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Maximum runs scored in an inning by a batsman

What are the maximum runs scored in an inning of 50 overs by 1 batsman?
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What is the longest professional championship drought ever? [closed]

Is there a professional sports franchise in the history of the world that has gone longer without a championship than the Chicago Cubs (105 years and counting)?
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Have two teams ever played each other twice in the same world cup?

In FIFA World Cup 2014, if the United States and Germany had both advanced to the final, then they would have played each other twice. This didn't happen. But has it ever happened, that in the same ...
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Is Tom Glavine the only hockey player who was drafted by the NHL, but went on to play another professional sport?

At his MLB Hall of Fame induction, Tom Glavine noted that he was also drafted to play hockey by the NHL's Los Angeles Kings (1984 draft, 4th round), ahead of Hockey Hall of Famers Brett Hull (6th ...
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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 ...