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Did You Know? - Sports

  • Did you know the Grand Canyon can hold around 900 trillion footballs
  • Did you know the average golf ball has 336 dimples
  • Did you know if you filled a matchbox with gold it could be flattened into a sheet the size of a tennis court
  • Did you know tennis was originally played with bare hands
  • Did you know the Olympic flag was designed in 1913
  • Did you know a bowling pin will fall at a tilt of 7.5 degrees
  • Did you know the average soccer ball is made up of 32 leather panels and held together by 642 stitches
  • Did you know soccer is the most followed sport
  • Did you know volleyball was invented in 1895
  • Did you know the first rugby club was formed in 1843
  • Did you know the most common injury in ten pin bowling is a sore thumb
  • Did you know orienteering originated from Sweden
  • Did you know before 1850 golf balls were made of leather and were stuffed with feathers
  • Did you know the game of Tug-of-war was an Olympic sport from 1900-1920
  • Did you know the surface area of your lungs is roughly the same size as a tennis court
  • Did you know according to manufacturer Spalding the average lifespan of an NBA basketball is 10,000 bounces

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