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In the U.S., staged wrestling is called 'professional wrestling' while real wrestling is called 'amateur wrestling'.

In the U.S., staged wrestling is called 'professional wrestling' while real wrestling is called 'amateur wrestling'.
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Mobile phone throwing is an international sport that started in Finland in 2000. Participants throw mobile phones and are judged on distance or technique.

Mobile phone throwing is an international sport that started in Finland in 2000. Participants throw mobile phones and are judged on distance or technique.
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Toe wrestling is a national sport in Britain. It involves 2 opponents who lock feet and attempt to pin the other's foot down.

Toe wrestling is a national sport in Britain. It involves 2 opponents who lock feet and attempt to pin the other's foot down.
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Baseball and cricket are the only major sports where the defense has the ball.

Baseball and cricket are the only major sports where the defense has the ball.
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No high jumper has ever been able to stay off the ground for more than one second.

No high jumper has ever been able to stay off the ground for more than one second.
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Boxing is the only sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the winner until the contest ends.

Boxing is the only sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the winner until the contest ends.
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According to manufacturer Spalding, the average lifespan of an NBA basketball is 10,000 bounces.

According to manufacturer Spalding, the average lifespan of an NBA basketball is 10,000 bounces.
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In 1889, table tennis was created and was originally called 'gossima'.

In 1889, table tennis was created and was originally called 'gossima'.
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Golf courses in America take up as much land space as Rhode Island and Delaware combined.

Golf courses in America take up as much land space as Rhode Island and Delaware combined.
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The first sport to be filmed was Boxing, in 1894.

The first sport to be filmed was Boxing, in 1894.
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In New Zealand, it is illegal to name your kids the following names, 'Sex Fruit', 'Fat Boy', '4Real', 'Cinderella Beauty Blossom', and 'Fish and Chips'.

In New Zealand, it is illegal to name your kids the following names, 'Sex Fruit', 'Fat Boy', '4Real', 'Cinderella Beauty Blossom', and 'Fish and Chips'.

Sleeping on the job is acceptable in Japan, as it is seen as exhaustion from working too hard.

Sleeping on the job is acceptable in Japan, as it is seen as exhaustion from working too hard.

In an international study, participants who suppressed their crying or felt shame as they cried reported that they did not feel as good afterward.

In an international study, participants who suppressed their crying or felt shame as they cried reported that they did not feel as good afterward.

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