Fun Fact Thursdays

Soccer Was Invented by Ancient Greeks?

May 16, 2018

It is believed that soccer (well, football, like they say outside US) was invented in England around 1863. Game soccer is actually derived from rugby, although it’s hard to deny that humans have been kicking those bouncy balls around for over thousand years now. And it is not only myths and legends – there are actual [...]

Banzai skydiving is a real thing

May 3, 2018

Skydiving is a popular sport done by adrenaline junkies and adventurous people, but even this terrifies people to the bone. There’s another form of skydiving that not only will scare these adrenaline junkies but also poses a life threat if went wrong. Not many people have heard of this extreme sport, as it is attempted only by [...]

Basketball god Kobe Bryant was named after a steak

April 26, 2018

You may think you know absolutely everything about Kobe, but did you know how he got his name? It’s a fun true fact that Kobe was named after a Japanese Steakhouse in Philadelphia. In 1998 Kobe’s father Joe Bryant told Sports Illustrated that his son Kobe, who was a rising star back then, was named after a restaurant. [...]

Hockey player Jarome Iginla donates $2,000 for every goal he scores

April 19, 2018

Jarome Iginla is known as one of the nicest guys in the NHL. It is no secret that majority of hockey players are courteous, good people and contribute to worthy causes, often donating their hard earned money to charities. For years now Iginla has donated 2000 dollars for each goal scored to charity organization Kidsport. This [...]